Membership at Northwest
The decision to become a member at Northwest is an important step in connecting to the church and participating in the mission of inviting people into the unexpected joy of desperate dependence on Jesus.
How do I become a member?
Step 1: Join us at our semi-annual New Member Workshop. This is the first step in the membership process, but it also serves as a great way to simply learn more about our church, even for those who are not yet ready to pursue membership. We'll give you insight into church leadership, what we stand for, how we operate and ways you can get involved. This event typically happens in February and October and registration for the next workshop will open in July.
Step 2: Turn in a member application. You'll be given this application at the New Member Workshop and will be given instructions on how to turn it it.
Step 3: Sign up and attend a member interview. These take place on Sunday mornings in the month following the workshop and last 30 minutes each. They are a casual time to share your faith story, how you came to know Jesus as your savior and a chance to get to meet church leadership one-on-one. Directions on how to sign up are given at the workshop.
Q: Is membership required in order to get involved at Northwest?
A: It is not required for connecting to a small group or most serving opportunities (although you may be asked to pursue membership for certain opportunities). It is required for participating in our congregational votes.
Q: Is membership in the Bible?
A: Yes, but not in the sense of being a member of a club or frequent flyer program. It has to do more with being members of Christ’s body, each committing to and valuing the other members and working to their strengths for the goal of making Christ known to the world. 1 Cor 12:12-31, Phil 2:1-11, Heb 10:24-25
Q: What are the requirements to be a member?
A: In order to become a member, you need to have trusted in Jesus for life and salvation and are continuing to walk with Him. Secondly, you need to meet with an elder to tell your story of how you know Jesus and are walking with Him. Thirdly, you must be 18 years of age or older.
Q: What are the responsibilities of members?
A: We would ask that you:
- Walk with Jesus.
- Make worshipping with us on Sundays a priority.
- Find a small group to join so that you are known and know others.
- Use your gifts and talents to serve inside or outside of the church for the building up of the body.
- Participate in our congregational votes.
- Pray for the church and its leaders/staff.
- Pursue unity.