Become A Member
If you are interested in membership, feel free to contact Pastors Perry Payne or Tom Stimson by calling the church office at 740-389-2910
OR - Download this MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION FORM, complete it and give it to any of our pastors.
1. Why become a member?
We believe there are at least 3 reasons for formal church membership at Marion Christian Center.
First, we beleive the concept of church membership is biblical. While the term "church member" is never used in the Bible, the concept is implied throughout the New Testament. Christians clearly identified themselves with a specific local church and were challenged to become devoted participants.
Second, formal membership is valuable to the leaders of the church as they seek to fulfill their God-given task of caring for the people of Marion Christian Center. It is important to identify those who comprise the MCC "family" -- the core that can be counted on to build and sustain the ministries of the church. Specifically, these are the folks who provide leadership as elders, trustees, teachers, and ministry leaders.
Finally, and perhaps most importantly, experience shows that membership benefits the individual. In a culture where commitment is no longer highly valued, recognizable membership is an important step that moves a person from good intentions to committed participation -- to publically declare a commitment to Christ and to a community of faith. In this sense, membership can be a significant defining moment in a person's journey to become a passionately devoted follower of Jesus Christ.
2. How do I request membership?
You may request church membership by doing any one of the following:
1. Fill out a Care Sheet during our worship service with your name, address, and phone number and check the box "WOULD LIKE TO KNOW MORE ABOUT THE CHURCH" and a member of our pastoral staff will be in touch with you.
2. Call the church office and indicate your desire to become a member.
3. Download this MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION FORM, complete it and give it to any of our pastors.