Becoming a member at The Trails Church is about becoming part of a family, not putting your name on a roll or joining a club. As you attend The Trails, you may have questions, or maybe you've decided you're ready to call The Trails home. Either way, Membership Class is the place for you.
Attending the class doesn't automatically commit you to membership. Instead, Membership Class gives you more information about who we are as a church and why we do what we do. You’ll get to meet some of our leadership, and you'll have the opportunity to make new friends with others in the class.
How Do I Become a Member?
STEP 1: MEMBERSHIP CLASS
If you are interested in becoming a member of our church, the first step is to attend our Membership Class. This 2-hour class allows you to learn more about The Trails Church: what we believe, how to get connected, ways to serve, and what it means to be a member.
STEP 2: MEET WITH AN ELDER
After attending Membership Class, you will meet with one or more of our elders. In this meeting, you will have an opportunity to get to know our elders, share your story, discuss baptism, and let us know how we can care for you specifically. This conversation also allows you an opportunity to ask questions about The Trails Church.
STEP 3: JOIN BY BAPTISM, STATEMENT, OR LETTER
JOIN BY BAPTISM:
If you’ve never been baptized by immersion, this is the time to ask questions. You can see what we believe about baptism here. If you desire to be baptized, we will set up your next steps. Please note: to be a full member of the church, believer’s baptism by immersion, either now or in the past, is required.
Are you ready for baptism? Please sign up and we will follow up with you regarding the next baptism service.
JOIN BY STATEMENT:
Joining by statement means you have committed your life to Jesus and have participated in believer's baptism by immersion sometime in the past, regardless of the denomination in which you were baptized.
JOIN BY LETTER:
Joining by letter means you are currently a member of another Baptist church and would like to transfer your membership letter to The Trails Church. Simply let us know where you are a member, and we will contact them requesting to transfer your letter.
STEP 4: AFFIRMATION
After these steps, you will sign our church covenant and we will introduce you to the church family as a new member! You’ll be invited to our Basecamp Member Meeting where we will celebrate your membership.
WHAT IS EXPECTED OF OUR MEMBERS?
- WORSHIP: We desire all members to join us for weekly worship gatherings where we worship our Savior and point one another to Christ.
- CONNECT: We desire all members to know others and to be known. One of the main environments for gospel-oriented community in our church is through Community Groups. Learn more about Community Groups here.
- SERVE: We desire all members to join our mission to lead others to love Jesus by serving at church and in our community. Learn more about how to serve here.
- GIVE: We desire all members to give generously to our mission. You can do so at thetrails.org/give.
Sign up here for our next Membership Class or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.