Membership

Membership is more than voting on congregational decisions; it’s making KAC your spiritual home. Membership means you are aligned with the mission, vision, and culture of KAC and are eager to leverage your time, talent, and treasure for God through this church.

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30oct12:30 pm2:30 pmMembership Class

Why is church membership so important?

A Biblical Reason

It is an antidote to our consumeristic society.

In a culture where commitment is no longer highly valued, recognizable membership is an essential step that moves each of us into a position of committed participation. It presents the challenge to not be a spectator but to publicly affirm that the church can count on us to help fulfill the ministry God has called us to complete.

A Practical Reason

It defines who can be counted on.

Every team must have a roster. Every school must have an enrolment. Every business has a payroll. Every army has an enlistment. Even our country takes a census and requires voter registration. Membership identifies our family or affiliation.

A Personal Reason

It produces spiritual growth.

The New Testament places a major emphasis on the need for Christians to be accountable to each other for spiritual growth. You cannot be accountable when you’re not committed to any specific church family.

For those who view ourselves as part of Kamloops Alliance Church, we challenge one another to make the commitment to our shared mission and vision tangible, by saying, “I’m in. You can count on me!” through becoming Members. Join us!

So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith, for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ.

Galatians 3:26-27

FAQs

Do I need to be a member to attend KAC?

No, not at all. Membership is a next step for those who consider KAC home and want to make that commitment formal and public. 

What is the process like?

First, you need to sign up and attend a membership class. If the content presented in the class resonates, you then fill out a questionnaire that is sent to our elders. Once your completed questionnaire is received, two elders will set up a 45 minute meeting with you to discuss your questionnaire. 

Do I have to be baptized in order to be considered for membership?

Yes, baptism is required for membership. 

What if I have been baptized as an infant and do not desire to be baptized as an adult?

If you have been baptized as an infant in another tradition and desire for that to fulfill the requirement for baptism, this is an option and should not deter you from going through the process. 

What is the class like?

It is a two hour long class which usually happens after the last service on Sunday morning. Lunch is provided, and in a casual atmosphere you get to learn about the history of our denomination, the history of Kamloops Alliance, what makes us unique in our mission and vision, and an opportunity to ask questions. 

If I am married, do we both need to fill out our own questionnaire?

Yes, each individual will need to fill out their own but the follow up meeting with the elders can be done together. 

How often do the classes happen?

We usually schedule 3 per year: one in the fall, winter, and spring,

More Questions? Ask me!

Michelle Smith
Executive Assistant

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