What is Church Membership?
Membership is more than just the ability to vote on congregational decisions; it's about identifying ACC as your local church. Being a member means you value connecting with others, growing in your walk with Christ, being involved at ACC by serving others, and sharing the love and message of Jesus.
It requires a commitment to pursue a life that honours God with us as part of Alliance Community Church. If you have accepted Jesus as your Saviour and have been baptized, you're ready to take the step of membership. Contact us to start the process.
Privileges of membership
- Allows you to participate in the business affairs of the church, including voting, electing, serving, etc.
- Allows you to participate in General Assemblies and District Conferences.
- Opens the door for you to hold elected or appointed offices in the local church, District or National Office.
- Gives you a deeper sense of participation in commitment to the life and work of our church.
Responsibility of Members
Time: The giving of our time to attend the services of the church along with any business or training opportunities.
Talent: We are all part of the body of Christ, we are all needed and necessary. Each member has a Spiritual Gift and the church is it's healthiest when we all use that gifting from God. As a member, it is essential that you discover where you can best serve the body and then plug in and serve.
Treasure: As a member, you are expected to financially support the work of the church. The bible gives us the guideline of 10% of our income as a tithe. The Scriptures also teach us to give liberally, without obligation...with joy. The money given in this church funds our current ministries and facilities, as well as provides opportunity for missions work around the world.
Togetherness: We need to be loyal to our local church. Our first fruits are brought to our church, not to an outside ministry. We pray for the Pastors and Elders that have been appointed to serve. We serve one another in love, encouraging one another, forgiving on another...in short, acting in a Christ-like manner to our fellow believers. We make it our first priority to be there whenever the Body of Christ gathers together. We need to be fierce in guarding our God-given unity. We will not gossip, we will not attack, we will not snub.
I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.