At New City we believe that joining a church is one of the most important decisions you will make, and an extraordinary decision in our culture of "non-joiners". Therefore, if you are a committed follower of Christ and are committed to living the life he has called you to live in the New City community, we would love to talk to you about joining this church.
The process for joining New City is simple:
(1) Participate in the "Intro to New City" class.
This is a one morning seminar designed to help you get to know the church (our Vision, Values, Beliefs, and Philosophy of ministry) as well as providing a basic framework for understanding the gospel, and the church's role in God's plan of redemption. Intro to New City is offered several times throughout the year. Click here to view current events & to see if an Intro to New City is currently open for registration.
(2) Read through and sign the membership covenant.
You will receive a hard copy of this at the seminar, or you can click here to download and print one out.
(3) Complete a membership interview with one of our church leaders.
The interview generally lasts about an hour. During the interview, you will get to ask questions about the church and the elder doing the interview will give you a chance to tell them about how Jesus is at work in your life and how you hope to involve yourself in the life of the church. It is often an extremely encouraging time for both the interviewer and the interviewee. (If you don't believe us, ask one of our members.) To schedule an interview, please contact Amy Samad.
(4) Take membership vows on a Sunday morning.
After your interview you'll stand up in front of the congreations with others joining the church at one of our Sunday worship services, and take the membership vows you learned about at Intro to New City and in your membership interview.
*Note: Baptism is also required for church membership. If you have not yet been baptized, we'd be thrilled to baptize you during one of the New City worship services.