Requirements and Responsibilities

There are two different types of membership at Via Church, Regular and Associate. These are detailed below.


Regular Membership

Must meet the requirements and accept the responsibilities of Regular Membership.

Requirements

  • Demonstrate that they are genuinely following Jesus Christ having responded by faith through the drawing of the Spirit to the message of the Gospel
  • Show that they are living in unity with other members of the body of Christ
  • Be familiar with and supportive of Via Church’s Core Beliefs
  • Be committed to not be divisive to the teaching of Via Church
  • Attend regular weekend worship services for 4 consecutive months
  • Regularly follow the biblical guidelines of tithing for 4 consecutive months
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Complete Merge 301

Responsibilities

  • Attend weekend worship services regularly
  • Sign in when in attendance
  • Live in unity with other members of the body of Christ
  • Use spiritual gifts to glorify God and edify the body of Christ
  • Follow the biblical guidelines of tithing regularly
  • Vote on matters articulated in the Bylaws, Article 1, Section 1.02 Responsibilities

Process

  • Attend and participate in the Merge process
  • Receive and read Membership packet in Merge 301
    • Membership packet contents: Constitution & Bylaws, Membership Requirements and Responsibilities, Membership Application, Book: I Am A Church Member by Thom S. Rainer
  • Sign up during Merge 301 for a friendly meeting with a pastoral staff member
  • Attend friendly meeting with pastoral staff member
    • Bring completed membership application and membership packet
  • Receive communication regarding outcome of membership process

Associate Membership

Ideal for those: who desire to fellowship at Via Church during limited residence in the area (students, those who reside temporarily on business, or Winter Guests for example); who remain full members in another church outside the area; former regular members of Via Church who cannot regularly fellowship with us due to their present situation; who desire membership at Via Church and who fulfill all requirements for membership except that they are 12-17 years of age; who meet all other qualifications and who are regularly contributing; but are not following the biblical guidelines of tithing.

Requirements

  • Demonstrate that they are genuinely following Jesus Christ having responded by faith through the drawing of the Spirit to the message of the Gospel
  • Show that they are living in unity with other members of the body of Christ
  • Be familiar with and supportive of Via Church’s Core Beliefs
  • Be committed to not be divisive to the teaching of Via Church
  • Attend regular weekend worship services for 4 consecutive months
  • Regularly contribute financially for 4 consecutive months
  • Be at least 12 years of age
  • Complete Merge 301

Responsibilities

  • Regularly attend weekend worship services
  • Sign in when in attendance
  • Regularly contribute financially
  • Must live in unity with other members of the body of Christ
  • Use spiritual gifts to glorify God and edify the body of Christ

Process

  • Attend and participate in the Merge process
  • Receive and read Membership packet in Merge 301
    • Membership packet contents: Constitution & Bylaws, Membership Requirements and Responsibilities, Membership Application, Book: I Am A Church Member by Thom S. Rainer
  • Sign up during Merge 301 for a friendly meeting with pastoral staff member
  • Attend friendly meeting with pastoral staff member
    • Bring completed membership application and membership packet
  •  Receive communication regarding outcome of membership process

Constitution & Bylaws

Our Constitution and Bylaws guide us a church and are helpful to understand how we are structured as an organization.


Membership Application

Please let us know for which type of membership you are applying.
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