The Membership Sign-up is On Hold Until We Re-Work and Simplify The Sign Up Form.
Dates to Remember:
October 1 – membership forms distributed
October 15 – membership forms collected
October 22 – “Profess Your Faith” ceremony & receive membership certificate.
Why Bother With a “Membership Drive” or Membership Signup?
Technically, this is not a “membership drive”, it’s a paperwork drive. We want to provide an opportunity for our brothers and sisters who worship with us every week to officially place their membership with Everyday Fellowship. We know who our members are; you are here every week praying with us.
As a church, we should have a formal process for accepting new members and their families. We should also have a formal process to track existing members. Because we are a 501c3, non-profit, it is prudent to maintain a formal membership list along with the financial and policy records.
All of the information is voluntary. We will hold it in the strictest confidence and will not give any of it to third parties without your permission (third parties like other church members, Paypal.com, Amazon.com, etc.)
Public Affirmation of Baptism
One of the tenets of our church is the public affirmation that Jesus Christ is our Lord and Savior. Another tenet is that you must be baptized by immersion into the body of Christ. Your baptism could have taken place at any church.
If you have not been baptized by immersion, what are you waiting for? Contact Pastor Lay, Ken Baehr, Dave Davis or Gene Austin about your potential baptism or to ask questions. Or, use the contact-us page or email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will make arrangements.
How We Communicate
Print announcements in our weekly bulletin.
Send email – email@example.com.
Post on our website – https://everydayfellowship.org.
Post in our Facebook Groups – https://www.facebook.com/groups/fcf.mo.
Excerpt from the Bylaws
Article III – Membership
Section 1: General
Acceptance of, and remaining faithful to, the Gospel of Christ shall constitute church membership. Differentiation between qualifications specified in the New Testament for becoming a Christian and those for becoming a member of the local church is made only for definition of enrollment and balloting privileges.
Section 2: Enrollment
For enrollment purposes, membership shall consist of those obedient to the Gospel of Christ and remaining faithful. Members are defined as penitent believers who, upon confession of faith in Jesus Christ as the Son of God, have been baptized by immersion into Christ. Transfers shall be accepted upon public reaffirmation of such obedience.
Section3: Voting / Balloting Privilege
The privilege of voting shall be limited to active members of the congregation eighteen (18) years of age or older who have worshiped with this congregation on a regular basis for a minimum of six (6) months. For purposes of determining who is eligible to vote, a member shall cease to be an active member (and will lose voting rights) if he or she has not worshiped with this congregation for the prior 6 months. There is no limitation on the number of persons that may be admitted as members. Only qualified active members present at any given business meeting shall have the privilege of voting. Each active member present at a meeting of members shall be entitled to cast one vote on each matter coming before such meeting for the vote of the members. A member shall not be entitled to accumulate his or her votes, whether the vote is taken pursuant to an election of elders or otherwise. No member may appoint a proxy to vote or otherwise act for the member.