but let us encourage one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching
Membership in the body of Christ is a precious gift and a great responsibility. At RMCC, we urge all believers in Christ to be members of a local body (Heb.13:17; Phil.1:1; Eph.4:11-16; 1 Thess.5:12-13). God has ordained for his people to be rightly governed by ruling elders in order that the Christian faith may be passed down faithfully from generation to generation, the sacraments rightly administered, and the body of Christ grow in love as it works together in making disciples. God has no orphans. He puts us in families—particularly the family of God (Eph. 2.19-22; 1 Tim. 3.14-15).
Membership classes are classes in learning how to live in God’s family. Pastor Alfred teaches the adult membership class and Pastor Brandon teaches the youth class, which run about 13 weeks, from late January to the end of April. The material studied revolves around the doctrines of the church, the distinctives of RMCC, and the six vows for membership. Youth who desire to become communing members, and are at least 12 years old, should read the booklet, When Should Our Children Come to the Table (available in the church foyer or on the website under Articles) with their parents and contact an elder before attending the parent meeting to discuss the goals and expectations of the class. If you would like to consider membership at RMCC or attend the classes as a refresher course, please call an elder or the church office. It has been remarked over and over how edifying the classes are. If you aren't a member, prayerfully consider taking this class. It does not obligate you to membership at RMCC.