WHAT ARE YOU JOINING?
What are you joining when you join a church? Something that’s already been set in motion. For thousands of years the church has been living, breathing, growing, and moving. To accomplish one thing: worship God above all else & live as witnesses to the greatness of His Name. To help others believe & follow this same God.
“For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body.” – I Corinthians 12:12-13
You are joining a body. The church is the people (the membership). You and I [who are members]are not only representatives of Christ but of the local church we have joined arms with. We carry the name of Christ and Lifepoint with us, into our homes, workplaces, and community. How we live our lives tells people about the reality of our God and the heart of our church.
GIFT FROM GOD
We believe that membership in a local church is a gift from God as a tool for your growth in Him. We should treasure it. We should shift our thinking toward realizing that [as a member]God has planted us here for the growth of someone else…and not simply as a way to get our own needs and desires met.
Our joy is not found in simply attending or even joining, but in being an active, functioning member who plays our role to bring health, growth, and healing to the body [both individually and as a whole]. That’s when we will find satisfaction. That’s when we will truly understand membership as God intended for it to be…as a gift to every believer.
HOW DO I JOIN?
We are glad that you are interested in joining with us at Lifepoint. We offer a 3-part membership class called Pulse that let’s you know everything about us as a church.
THE PURPOSE OF [PULSE]
1) Pulse provides clarity & establishes unity.
Everyone wants to know who we are, what we believe, how we do church. Pulse helps provide clarity for those questions. We want you to understand our vision, direction, and ministry philosophy as a church. Knowing, understanding, and supporting these foundations help provide unity as we seek to move forward [together]with the mission that God has given us.
2) Pulse shares the gospel of Christ & essential beliefs of the church.
The greatest message ever proclaimed is that of hope and salvation provided by a God who desperately wants you to know Him. We want to share that good news with you. You will discover some of the essential beliefs we hold and teach in our pursuit of following Christ.
3) Pulse connects you to family.
Church is unlike any other organization on the planet. You are joining a family. We want to help you connect with men and women just like you, as we all pursue to become more like Christ.
4) Pulse unleashes you for ministry.
You were made for this. You were specifically designed to serve the church and the community. Pulse will help you discover how to leverage your personality, gifts, and passion to do the ministry you were created for.