Our Members

Our church has a formal membership covenant, which our members sign and renew each year:

Redemption Point Membership Covenant

A covenant is a promise by which we obligate ourselves to one another in such a way that the obligation of one party is not dependent on the faithfulness of the other (Ezek. 20:44; 36:22; Ps. 76:11; Hos. 2:19-20; 3:1; 2 Tim. 2:13). Church membership covenant is a vehicle for believers to openly express their commitment, not to an institution, but to the fellow believers with whom they have chosen to join in worship, fellowship, and service. Church membership also expresses the believers’ commitment to God’s authority as expressed through the church’s leadership (Hebrews 13:7, 17).

Being a member of Redemption Point is really about being part of a family. All members are disciples of Jesus, unified by their identity in Christ and having the same statement of faith. This unity is expressed in the way we are captivated by the love of God, growing together in His Spirit, and serving/sharing the Gospel of Jesus in the same local church structure.  Members who enter into a covenant with Redemption Point are called to a partnership with other members in responsibility and service.  At the same time, the church leaders (elders and deacons) are covenanted to assist members first and foremost, to love and lead, provide counsel and aid, and pray for, teach, and guide them.

As members of Redemption Point, we covenant with one another to follow our Lord’s commands[1]

Help one another grow toward Christian maturity by bearing one another’s burdens, encouraging one another, exhorting one another, praying for one another, confessing our sins to one another, speaking the truth in love to one another, admonishing one another, building up one another, teaching one another, comforting one another, submitting to one another, serving one another, patiently bearing with one another, being hospitable to one another, greeting one another, living in peace with one another, regarding one another as more important than ourselves, caring for one another, exercising our spiritual gifts to serve one another, being kind and tenderhearted to one another, being devoted to one another, accepting one another, forgiving one another, loving one another.

We invite fellow members to pray for us, teach us, correct us, or rebuke us if necessary; in a spirit of gentleness and humility should we stray from our Lord’s commands, because the thing we desire most in life is to serve Christ.  We voluntarily submit ourselves to one another and to the discipline of the church.  Such discipline will always be for the loving purpose of restoration – restoration to fellowship with God and with the covenant community – and it will always be done in accordance with Scripture, especially Matthew 18.  Finally, we accept the responsibility to notify Redemption Point’s leadership if at any time we can no longer commit to this covenant, or if we have any questions, comments, or concerns regarding Redemption Point church.

[1] Galatians 6:2; I Thessalonians 5:11; Hebrews 10:24-25; James 5:16; Ephesians 4:15, 25; Colossians 3:16; I Thessalonians 4:18; Ephesians 5:21; Galatians 5:13; Colossians 3:13; I Peter 4:9; Romans 16:16; I Thessalonians 5:13; Philippians 2:3; I Peter 4:10; Ephesians 4:32; Romans 12:10; Romans 15:7; John 13:34; Mark 3:34-35, and more