Being a member of Redemption Hill Church is about being part of a family. All members are followers of Jesus, unified by our identity in Christ. This unity is expressed in the way we love God, fellow Christians, and our city. Members who enter into a public promise, called a covenant, with their local church are called to a higher degree of responsibility and service. At the same time, the elders and deacons are covenanted to assist members: to love and lead, provide counsel and aid, and pray for, teach, and guide them.
How to Become a Member
Step 1: Foundations Class
Redemption Hill’s Foundations Class is a great opportunity for anyone to learn more about us – our history, vision, doctrine, core values, ministry philosophy, and structures. Attending the class doesn’t commit you to anything, but in order to become a covenant member of the church you must attend the full class. Typically Foundations is offered in two segments.
Our next Foundations Class will take place on Sunday, August 19 from 12:00-3:00pm at Starbucks (237 Pennsylvania Ave SE in the Upper Room). RSVP here if you plan to attend.
Step 2: Membership Application
After having taken the Foundations Class, you will need to answer a few questions. The questions relate to some basic beliefs, as well as your background. Links to complete the application online will be sent out to all who have completed Foundations.
Step 3: Membership Interview
Each new member applicant has the opportunity to meet with two elders for an interview. These interviews typically last about 30 minutes. This gives the Elders a chance to get to know incoming members and ask a few questions. It also gives you the chance to get to know at least two of the elders and ask any additional questions you may have. The interviewing elders will bring a recommendation to the council of Elders, who then make recommendations to the Members of Redemption Hill.
Step 4: Affirmation at a Members Meeting
At each of our quarterly Members Meetings we welcome new members into the Redemption Hill family. Once new members are formally welcomed and affirmed for membership, we gather around them to pray over them and commission them for gospel ministry in our city.