The first and best way to get involved at Redemption Church is to join the church.
As disciples of Jesus, we are unified by our identity in Christ. Being a member makes our commitment to Christ and his people visible through the local church. It is a regular privilege that involves us in one another's lives for the purposes of the gospel. Our prayer is that membership at Redemption Church will display what God’s love looks like to the people of Portland. We would love for you to join us.
How do you know if the life of the church lines up with our teaching and beliefs? The best way to find out is to ask. There are no questions that are off the table. So take time to talk to people after our Weekly Gathering. Ask anything about the life and teaching of our church.
When you are ready, here is the process.
How to Join
STEP 1. CONTACT US
Email Hannah Steele to let us know you are ready to join.
STEP 2. MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION FORM
Fill out our Membership Application Form. By filling out the form, you will provide our elders with information about who you are, to get your membership process started.
STEP 3. MEMBERSHIP INTERVIEW
We will schedule a membership interview with you and one of the pastors. It is an encouraging time for us to hear your testimony and affirm the gospel. We will ask if you have any questions about our Affirmation of Faith or our Redemption Church Covenant. The meeting takes 45 minutes to an hour. These meetings are very encouraging. It is a chance for you to know and be known by your leaders.
STEP 4. ELDER RECOMMENDATION
Our Elder Team will review your membership application and pray for you at a regularly scheduled Elders’ Meeting. Upon their collective approval, the applicant is then put before the congregation for their prayer and approval.
STEP 5. CONGREGATIONAL VOTE
At the next congregational Members Meeting, the congregation will hear our pastor recount parts of your testimony. Then our members will vote to receive you into membership—we commit to caring for you as you care for us in the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Redemption Church Constitution
Review the following PDF to learn more about Redemption Church.