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Church Membership

Membership at Vineland

Thank you for expressing interest in Church Membership at Vineland Road Christian Fellowship. As you begin this important journey in your life as a believer, we want to assist you every step of the way. Please take a moment to review the following information and submit this application. Once Pastor Matthew receives it, he will be in contact with you. 

Church Membership Says...
  • I belong here. God says believers belong together (Hebrews 10:23-25) and I sense God wants me with the people of Vineland. I want to make a public declaration of my commitment to God’s work in this church. I affirm, believe, and support the teaching of this church.


  • God says the early believers had all things in common including devotion to the apostles’ teaching (Acts 2:42-47). I desire to associate with people of like mind and conviction, embracing the authority of God’s Word in my life and the life of the church.


  • I share the same ministry goals as Vineland. God says believers are to be committed to one another for the sake of spiritual impact (Ephesians 4:16). I believe Jesus has work to do in West Orange County and around the world. I want to join with others who share this vision and desire to work for Christ.


  • I accept responsibility for a group of fellow believers in the family of God. It is God’s plan for the church (Galatians 6:1-2, 10). I want to be part of a caring community of people, sharing joys and sorrows, and helping each other to grow through worship, Bible study, and fellowship.


  •  I am accountable to mature brothers and sisters in Christ for my walk with God. God warns against spiritual autonomy (Hebrews 13:17; Matthew 18:15-20). I want to receive the guidance, equipping, and assistance necessary to walk worthy.


  • I accept the authority and role of church leadership. God has established this structure(1 Corinthians 12:20-27). The Pastor, deacons, and other church leaders are called to serve the church body. I also believe every member needs to contribute their gifts and serve within the church.

Three Church Commitments...

1) We seek to minister to your spiritual needs through the preaching of the Word, prayer, and words of encouragement. The church leadership attempts to do this by making itself available at every service.   


2) To assist you with Godly counsel, especially in times of difficulty, decision, and discomfort.


3) To provide you with opportunities for Godly fellowship, a place to serve, and grow in God's grace.

Four Membership Commitments...

1) I have by faith, become a follower of Jesus Christ and I have been baptized as a visible way of demonstrating that commitment.

2) Because a disciple worships Christ, I will attend and fully participate in worship services at Vineland Road Christian Fellowship.


3) Because a disciple walks with Christ, I will seek to maintain consistent disciplines of Bible study, prayer, and personal witness. I will walk in fellowship with other believers at Vineland Road Christian Fellowship and will seek to maintain unity in fellowship, I will neither criticize nor listen to criticism concerning any member(s) of this body and will, when personally offended, speak directly and lovingly with those involved.


4) Because a disciple works for Christ, I will seek a place to serve at Vineland Road Christian Fellowship, using my spiritual gifts and passions. I will financially support the ministries of Vineland Road Christian Fellowship by faithfully giving back to the Lord.


To download our church membership application, click here!

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