Membership in a local church is essentially a pledge or a commitment not to an organization or an institution, but to other people, to be “members of one another” (Rom. 12:5). Individuals wishing to join RCC must be committed to one another, to God’s Word, to worship, and to the mission of the church.
If you’re thinking about joining RCC, before asking you to make a decision — we want you to know exactly what it means to join, what difference church membership will make in your life, what you can expect, and what is required when you join.
There are three steps to take before becoming a member:
Required Homework – We require prospective members to:
What Is A Healthy Church Member? by Thabiti Anyabwile
What Is The Gospel? by Greg Gilbert
Redeemer will provide the books (128 pgs each)
There are six required membership sessions with corresponding videos. Your homework is to view the first 4 membership videos (30 min. each)
- Session 1: The RCC Story. The history, vision and distinctives of RCC. Watch video 1
- Session 2: The Core. What we believe and teach as a church. Watch video 2
- Session 3: Doing Life Together. What community looks like at RCC. Watch video 3
- Session 4: Shalom. Living in a culture of peace and peacemaking. Watch video 4
- Session 5: Send, pray, go or disobey. Participating in the mission of the church.
- Session 6: Members of one another. What a commitment to membership means.
Reading these books & viewing these videos are an essential part of the membership process. The reading and viewing MUST be done before attending the Prospective Membership Meeting (date/time of next meeting to be announced).
Prospective Membership Meeting (date/time to be announced)
This will be a time to enjoy morning coffee with the elders, hear their testimonies, watch the final two membership videos, ask questions, learn more about the meaning of church membership and decide if this is the right time for you.
Meet for coffee & light breakfast
Session 1 – Watch video #5 | Q & A with elders
Session 2 – Watch video #6 | Q & A with elders
Session 3 – Small Groups & Spiritual Gifts Discussion
Session 4 – Redeemer Covenant | Q & A | Schedule elder interview
Schedule Final Interview
If your decision has been made to join, you will need to schedule your final interview. During this time, you will meet with two elders who will listen to your testimony and answer any additional questions you might have. Once you fulfill the requirements of membership and sign the covenant, you are considered a Redeemer Covenant Member.
Matt Gurney, Pastoral Associate
Call or text: 859.771.6581
Once you become a member, be sure to join our online directory. To join, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for a username. For security purposes, we will set up an account for you, then email your login details to you. Once you have an account, click the image to enter the Courtyard Online Directory login page.