In any relationship dating is fine, but marriage is better. Formal membership is the way that you say to the church, “I want to be a part of this church – I believe her doctrine, I love her people, I want to serve in her ministries and I want to have a say in her direction.” Likewise the church says to you, “We want you to be a part of this group. We love you. We are going to help you walk closely with Jesus.” It’s a mutual commitment. It’s good for you – it’s good for the church.
So in order for our church to become a strong and effective “pillar” for Truth in our community and in the world, we recognize the need for commitment and accountability that only formal membership brings. Although people are free to minister at Pillar Church Stafford without membership, several key ministry positions require this level of commitment. Our membership course is called Next Steps.
Next Steps is presented by the church leadership several times each year. The meeting is generally held on a Sunday afternoon. Completing the class does not automatically make you a member of Pillar Church Stafford but the class is a prerequisite for those who wish to become members. Our goal is that by the conclusion of the course, you will have a clear understanding of the direction and structure of our church as well as knowledge of the benefits and expectations of membership.