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What does being a church member mean?

God created us to live in community and fellowship is essential for personal and spiritual growth. Church membership, in a very real sense, is a covenant relationship. It is an agreement to take responsibility for one another in faith much like a loving family.  It represents mutual caring and building up of the faith community for the purposes the Kingdom of God with membership, we live more deeply into the joys and responsibilities of being Jesus’ Body, The Church. 

 

 

How do I become a member?

Email Joe@mwpcusa.org with your request to join a Next Steps class. 

To be a member at Markham Woods Presbyterian Church, all you need to do is believe and profess that Jesus Christ is your Lord and Savior. The Next Steps class, held several times a year on Sunday mornings, prepares you for, and leads to, formal membership in Markham Woods.

 

The course is designed to help you learn about and experience the Markham Woods Community. It’s a great way to make some friends, learn some basics about faith in a non-threatening atmosphere, and be exposed to the life-changing opportunities at our church.  

 

We explore our vision statement as our anchor and core values, our mission, who we are, and what you and can expect from being a part of our fellowship!  We also look at the history of the church, our theology, our representative government, and the Sacraments.  The course concludes with you being formally received into membership by the Elders of Markham Woods.

 

 

What if I was/am a member of a different church? 

 When you formally join the membership, we will notify the church which holds your membership.  Memberships can be transferred, however, to develop community and build relationships, we encourage everyone seeking membership to attend the Next Steps class.

We look forward to these times together as we can really get to know one another. These real and growing relationships are just one of the key aspects of our uniqueness at Markham Woods.