Becoming an actual member of Second Church typically happens after 2 Membership Orientation Classes with the pastor. Joining involves a ritual during worship, making a commitment to God and to the congregation.
The benefits of membership are several. First your commitment to the congregation is mirrored in the ritual by their commitment to you. This church becomes your “faith family” and will stand by you in good times as in challenging times. You will have the opportunity to do the same in return.
Also, you will become a part of the history of God’s work in the world through Jesus Christ. You will be part of a stream of love that flows around the church, the town and the world. You will join the saints who have gone before us, and you will make it possible for the saints who shall follow us.
You will also be able to be a full participant on committees, including have a voice and vote at our yearly Annual Meeting.
Finally, you will have access to the church building for greatly reduced rates.