You yourselves like living stones are being built up as a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.

1 Peter 2:5

Belonging to a local church

Membership in our culture often brings to mind ideas of privileges and rights that members receive if they pay certain dues, but in the Bible, being a member of a local church is much more active than this. It’s a call to mutual commitment, service, intentionality, and care within the context of a sacred relationship between God and all those who choose it. Our elders and leaders also commit to caring for our members with counsel, prayer, and teaching. Committing yourself to a particular group of believers in this way is weighty, but it’s also wonderful – indeed it is through church membership that Jesus cares for His people.

Become a Member

The Living Water membership process is simple yet thorough. We simply want to assess two things: 1) Are you a Christian? 2) Do you understand what it means to be passionately committed to and function as a healthy member of this particular local church? Our membership process involves four steps:

Step 1: Explore

Listen to our Mission & Vision Sermon and attend a Membership Class. We also highly recommend joining a Community Group, as this is where you will get the best feel for day to day life as a member of Living Water.

Step 2: Apply

Complete and submit your Living Water Membership Application online. The church office will schedule an interview for you with an elder.

Step 3: Interview

During the interview, the elder will 1) get to know your story and how we can best be caring for you and 2) assess if you are ready to make this commitment. When you pass your interview, you’ll sign the Living Water Membership Commitment, and you are officially a member!

Step 4: Go Public

At our next Membership Sunday (these happen quarterly) we’ll bring you up front with all the other new members to “go public” with your membership commitment, be celebrated and prayed for by the whole church.