Taking a step into church membership means joining the family of God, on an everyday mission with God as He redeems people! Learn more about our covenant membership below.
WhAT IS COVENANT MEMBERSHIP?
Church membership is not about formality – it’s about family! When you join North Side as a covenant member, you commit to joining a spiritual family who provides encouragement and support as we pursue the Christian life together. This spiritual family is bound together by a Biblical covenant – which you can read here.
WHAT IS EXPECTED OF A COVENANT MEMBER?
Covenant members are called to a higher degree of responsibility, service, and sacrifice. Basically, this means that you commit to:
attending Sunday worship gatherings regularly
joining a small group of other Christians
and using your spiritual gifts to serve and build up the church family
Four Reasons to be a covenant member:
Christ is committed to the church. “…Christ loved the church, and gave himself up for her.” (Ephesians 5:25 ESV)
In an age of individualism, committing to something like a church speaks to our need for one another and it tells the world that we were made for community.
We believe there is great value in having a certain group of people speaking truth and counsel into your life. Within the confines of church membership, we know who we belong to and who we can trust.
It produces spiritual growth. The Bible gives major emphasis for the need of Christians to be accountable to each other for spiritual growth. You cannot be accountable when you’re not committed to a specific church family.
How Do I Become a Member?
We would love for you to take the next step by joining the North Side family! There are five simple requirements to become a member of North Side:
Trust Christ by faith for salvation
Be baptized by immersion
Attend our Exploring North Side course
Apply for membership & sign the North Side Church Covenant
Be approved by the Elders of North Side