Becoming a Member
If the life and ministry of Heritage are attractive to you and you think you’d like to put your roots down, share that interest with any of the pastors. Probably before you get your next tank of gas, one of the pastors will have you over to his home, come to yours or meet you at Starbucks to answer any questions you may have and just enjoy some good fellowship.
The long and short of it is this. If you want to become a member, you will enjoy (probably along with a few others) a six-week new member’s class offered during our bible study time (Sunday 9–10 a.m.). If after learning more about what we believe and expect of our church members you want to join, you will meet with one of the pastors to share your story of faith in Christ. Assuming it reveals an understanding of the gospel, that testimony will be put into print (one or two pages) and made available to our members who will vote to receive you into membership. On that Sunday evening, after the vote, just prior to our fellowship around the Lord's Table, you will covenant to live your life among us as a true follower of Jesus. One of the pastors will pray, you will join us at the table and after the service be greeted and welcomed by your new church family.
If you conclude that you are not yet ready for church membership, we would love for you to continue to worship with us. Though we believe we can care for your soul in a more meaningful way as a member, we are happy to continue to serve you and enjoy your friendship with hopes that you will join us someday. You will not feel excluded. Perhaps enjoying one of our several care groups would help you get to know us better and give you the time you need to be sure of the Lord’s leading in your life.