Membership

THE PURPOSE OF MEMBERSHIP

The elders of Emmaus Christian Fellowship have been entrusted with the responsibility and privilege of shepherding this local congregation. In order to effectively provide pastoral care, the elders have established the following membership process and encourage all who attend Emmaus to progress through it. By doing so, individuals will grow in their understanding of the doctrines of Emmaus Christian Fellowship, commit themselves to this local body of believers, and entrust themselves to the loving care of the elders.

QUALIFICATIONS FOR MEMBERSHIP

A member of Emmaus Christian Fellowship must:
1. Trust in Christ alone for their salvation, living in a way that agrees with biblical faith.
2. Have been baptized upon profession of faith.
3. Be aware of and in general agreement with the beliefs and philosophy of ministry of the elders of ECF as described in the Foundation Documents, being willing to humbly submit to their loving care.

THE MEMBERSHIP PROCESS

Please join us for this fourteen week study in which we will make a case from the scriptures for local church membership and introduce the ministries, government, doctrines, and distinctive’s of Emmaus Christian Fellowship Church. The class will be offered on Sundays from 9:00-9:45am at Diamond Valley Middle School.

Please see the schedule below and contact Pastor Joe (joe@emmauscf.org) if you have any questions.

DOCUMENTS

Membership Documents

COURSE SCHEDULE

Week 1: Sunday, June 25

Lesson 1 – Introducing Membership

HOMEWORK
Read the Emmaus Statement Of Faith, Bylaws and Distinctive’s in preparation for lesson 2.
Begin filling out the Prospective Member Questionnaire if you are desiring membership.

Week 2: Sunday, July 2

Lesson 2 – Statement Of Faith, Bylaws, Distinctive’s, Ministries, Leadership

HOMEWORK
Read, “Jesus Loves The Church And So Should You”, Introduction through chapter 5.

<<No Class on Sunday, July 9>>

<<No Class on Sunday, July 16>>

Week 3: Sunday, July 23

Lesson 3 – “Jesus Loves The Church And So Should You” (Part 1)

HOMEWORK
Read, “Jesus Loves The Church And So Should You”, chapters 6 – 11.

Week 4: Sunday, July 30

Lesson 4 – “Jesus Loves The Church And So Should You” (Part 2)

HOMEWORK
Read, “Jesus Loves The Church And So Should You”, chapters 12-18.

Week 5: Sunday, August 6

Lesson 5 – “Jesus Loves The Church And So Should You” (Part 3)

HOMEWORK
Begin to look over the London Baptist Confession of Faith giving special attention to the table of contents.
A modernized version is in your packet. To view an original version go to emmauscf.org/lbc.

Week 6: Sunday, August 13

Lesson 6 – Introduction To The Second London Confession

HOMEWORK
Read Chapters 1-3 of The Second London Confession.
Mark the confession where you have questions or potential disagreement.

Week 7: Sunday, August 20

Lesson 7 – Second London Confession Chapters 1-3

HOMEWORK
Read Chapters 4-6 of The Second London Confession.
Mark the confession where you have questions or potential disagreement.

Week 8: Sunday, August 27

Lesson 8 – Second London Confession Chapters 4-6

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Week 9: Sunday, September 3

Lesson 9 – Second London Confession Chapters 7-9

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Week 10: Sunday, September 10

Lesson 10 – Second London Confession Chapters 10-13

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Week 11: Sunday, September 17

Lesson 11 – Second London Confession Chapters 14-17

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Week 12: Sunday, September 24

Lesson 12 – Second London Confession Chapters 18-20

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Week 13: Sunday, October 1

Lesson 13 – Second London Confession Chapters 21-27

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Week 14: Sunday, October 8

Lesson 14 – Second London Confession Chapters 28-32

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"Him we proclaim,
warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom,
that we may present everyone mature in Christ."
(Colossians 1:28, ESV)

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