Dear potential member,
We’re so glad you're considering membership at Hill City Baptist Church!
Though we live in a society where individuality reigns supreme, we believe the New Testament assumes that formal membership to an identifiable, local body of believers will be the reasonable ambition of every Christian. Just as an arm or ear cannot survive if separated from the body, so Christians will wither when isolated from the opportunity to be fully known, fully loved, and to meaningfully use their gifts to serve one another.
To help outline what it looks like to be a meaningful member of Hill City Baptist Church, the following are resources to help illustrate what membership is and why it's important. Below is Hill City's "Membership Package," which contains several documents that we require all potential members to read and affirm before being officially considered for membership, and the audio and notes for the "Life Together" Sunday School series in which Pastor Alex goes through the main concepts of the Membership Package.
These resources are meant to be a guide to help you navigate membership, as it is often a forgotten concept in our individualistic age, but aren't meant to replace conversation. We look forward to chatting with you further about any questions you may have and to get to know you more during our follow-up conversations. Please do follow-up with one of us about becoming a member.
It takes more than an individual to be a city. It is our hope that, united in Christ, we truly will be a city on a hill—unmistakably radiant, shining on to a darkened world.
Together in Christ,