1. Only those who have been baptized in accordance with the teaching of scripture as expressed in the statement of faith will be qualified to become a member.
2. Only those who to strive to obey the church covenant will be qualified to become a member.
3. Only those who agree to submit to the teachings of this church as communicated in the statement of faith are qualified to become a member.
4. Only those approved by a pastor/elder, after a time of private consultation to determine if the above criteria are met, are qualified to become a member.
1. Those who are properly qualified will be admitted into membership upon a 3/4 vote of the congregation at any regular meeting.
1. Because of the presence of sin in our lives, occasions do arise where it is necessary for the church corporately to call upon individuals or groups to repent of certain actions. The purpose of such corrective discipline is for the repentance, reconciliation, and spiritual growth of the individual disciplined; for the instruction in righteousness and good of other Christians, as an example to them; for the purity of the church as a whole; for the good of our corporate witness to non–Christians; and supremely for the glory of God by reflecting His holy character.
Any member consistently neglectful of his or her duties expressed in the Covenant or guilty of conduct by which the name of our Lord Jesus Christ may be dishonored, and so opposing the welfare of the church, shall be subject to the admonition of the elders and the discipline of the church. The elders shall follow the biblical guidelines for corrective church discipline as outlined in Matthew 18:15-17; Romans 12:18; 1 Corinthians 5:4-5; 2 Corinthians 2:6-7; Galatians 6:1; and 1 Timothy 5:19-20.
1. Membership shall be terminated as a result of the death of a member.
2. Membership shall be terminated as a result of a member's request to be removed from membership.
3. Membership shall be terminated as a result of the disciplinary process described above when any member under discipline fails to repent and be restored to fellowship and by a 3/4 vote of the congregation at any regular business meeting.
4. Membership may be reinstated to any former member terminated as a result of corrective disciple upon public confession and repentance accompanied by a 3/4 vote of the congregation at any regular business meeting.
5. Membership shall be terminated automatically as a result of a member's absence from services for a period of six-months apart from providential hindrance. This rule shall come into effect by motion of an elder accompanied by a 3/4 vote of the congregation at any regular business meeting.