Our church offers numerous ways to get involved. On this page you'll find an array of links to Small Groups, Bible Studies, and Teaching Classes. None of these groups require church membership to be involved, and we encourage you to join these groups even if you do not attend our church!
On the other hand, church membership is an important component of Christian discipleship. Jesus said, "If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me" (Mt. 16:24). The Bible teaches us that to follow Christ requires that we join ourselves to his church (Heb. 10:22-25; Acts 2:47). Membership is the means whereby we formally commit ourselves to the local expression of Christ's church much like formal vows commit husbands and wives to each other.
Church membership brings with it the fruits of joy, fellowship, service, pastoral oversight, and accountability in the local church.
Church membership has been a great blessing to us, and we encourage regular attenders to consider taking our New Members class that meets every September and March. If you want to know more about the process for becoming a member at First URC, see any elder, our pastors, or contact us.