All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting, and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. 2 Timothy 3:16
And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together … but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching. Hebrews 10:24-25
God makes us a part of His larger family when we are born again.
Membership doesn’t save us. But it enables us to grow and become spiritually mature in Christ. Not only should we be members of the body, each of us should also be able to express the value of membership. We embrace the biblical nature of church membership.
The Benefits of Church Membership
- A membership class will clearly explain what we believe and why we believe it, based solely on God’s Word. If you agree and would like to join KMCC, you will sign a doctrinal covenant agreement and submit your testimony. You can meet with a pastor or elder at any time.
- Membership is the testimony of your individual commitment to this family of believers.
- It’s good to commit yourself to a church family to love and serve others. You will grow as a Christian as you commit to encourage, build up, strengthen and pray for other Christians.
- Others are committed to you. Becoming a member means joining with an entire group of Christians. As a member you have an entire church full of people who are committed to loving you and serving you.
- Membership assures you a vote on church matters including the annual budget
The Membership Covenant instructs us to
- protect the unity of the church
- share the responsibility of my church
- serve the ministry of my church
- support the testimony of my church
What Membership Doesn’t Mean
- Membership doesn’t mean that you can live your life in opposition to scriptural principles
- You are not required or expected to give a certain amount to the church. Your giving is between you and God.
- There is no attendance requirement although the Bible does instruct us to gather together regularly.
STATEMENT OF FAITH
Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all. — Ephesians 4:3-6
- One Body: We believe that everyone who receives the gift of salvation is adopted into God’s family, which is described in Scripture as the body of Jesus Christ.
- One Spirit: We believe that God the Holy Spirit lives in every child of God; teaching, equipping and enabling him to become increasingly more like Jesus.
- One Hope: We believe Jesus will return to take his church back to heaven with Him where we will spend eternity in the presence of God.
- One Lord: We believe the Lord Jesus Christ died on the cross to provide salvation for all mankind and that He was physically raised from the dead.
- One Faith: We believe that because of sin, man faces eternal damnation and is unable to save himself, but that salvation is the gift of God brought to man by grace and received exclusively through personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, whose precious blood was shed on the cross for forgiveness of our sins.
- One Baptism: We believe that baptism is the child of God’s means of identification with Jesus and the family of God commanded by Jesus before He returned to Heaven.
- One God and Father of all: We believe in on Triune God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.