Having received Christ as my Lord and Savior and being in agreement with the values and ideas presented in the New Song Church Next Steps class, I now feel led by the Holy Spirit to unite with the New Song family. In doing so, I commit myself to God and to the other members to do the following:
1. I will protect the unity of my church…
…By acting in love toward other members
…By refusing to gossip
…By following the leaders
Romans 15:5 Live in complete harmony with each other each with the attitude of Christ toward each other.
2. I will share the responsibility of my church…
…By praying for its growth
…By inviting the unchurched to attend
…By warmly welcoming those who visit
Luke 14:23 Go out into the country…and urge anyone you find to come in, so that My House will be full.
3. I will serve the ministry of my church…
…By discovering my gifts and talents
…By being equipped to serve by my pastors
…By developing a servant’s heart
1 Peter 4:10 Serve one another with the particular gifts God has given each of you…
4. I will support the testimony of my church…
…By attending church and small groups faithfully
…By living a godly life
…By giving regularly
Acts 2:42 They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.
1 Corinthians 16:2 Each one of you, on the first day of each week, should set aside a specific sum of money in proportion to what you have earned and use it for the
New Member COMMITMENT
I have read and understand the New Song Church statement of beliefs and agree to voluntarily submit to the leadership as led by them. I have completed, in person or online, the Next Steps membership class. After prayerful consideration, I feel led by God to become a member of New Song. In doing so, I affirm the following:
I HAVE MADE AN AUTHENTIC PROFESSION OF FAITH IN JESUS CHRIST.
I have been baptized (or I have signed up for the next baptism) as a believer by full immersion .
I AM COMMITTED TO LIVING AS A FOLLOWER OF CHRIST.
I will engage in personal worship, obey the teachings of Scripture, and regularly fellowship with followers of Jesus.
I AM COMMITTED TO PROTECTING THE PEACE AND PURITY OF THE CHURCH.
I will act in love toward others, promote unity among believers, refuse to gossip, and pursue biblical reconciliation.
I AM COMMITTED TO SUPPORT THE WORSHIP AND PRACTICES OF THE CHURCH.
I will attempt to faithfully pray for and attend the weekend gatherings and partake in the Lord’s Supper (communion). I will also move toward the practice of generosity through regular giving.
I AM COMMITTED TO SERVING IN AND REINFORCING THE MISSION OF THE CHURCH.
I will use my spiritual gifts to serve the church (e.g. children’s ministry, ushers) and the community. I understand that the above standards cannot be maintained without relying on the Holy Spirit to work in my life and without specific commitments on my part. I acknowledge that I am in agreement with the member commitment.
TO SIGN THIS PROFESSION AND BECOME A MEMBER GO TO THE NEXT PAGE.