Membership Process

There are five steps to the MVPC Membership Process.

Step 1: Intro to MVPC

This gathering will acquaint you with who we are and what we’re about at MVPC. You’ll learn about our mission, vision and purpose as God’s church in Lamorinda for the world, and you’ll meet others who are new to MVPC as well as some of our church leaders. You may start or complete Step 2 before attending an Intro session. If you complete Step 2 you will automatically be registered for Step 3 (class sessions).

Winter/Spring 2018 (choose one): Sundays, February 25 or April 8, 11-11:45 am and 6:15-7 pm

  • Childcare will be provided. Email Siv Ricketts to register children; please indicate ages.

Step 2: Complete the Membership Application

The membership application consists of two parts: some general information (name, address, family, etc.) and a few questions regarding your church experience and faith to help us get to know you. You may start or complete Step 2 before attending an Intro to MVPC session but you must complete an individual application before you move on to Step 3, the membership class sessions. Once your application is complete, we will contact you regarding scheduling Step 4, your Elder Interview.

Fill out your membership application.

Step 3: Participate in Two Class Sessions

Over lunch on campus and dessert in a member’s home, you will continue getting to know others as you learn more about what it means to be a Christian, a Presbyterian and a church member. You must complete Step 2 before moving on to Step 3.

Spring 2018:
Sunday, April 22, 11 am-1 pm – on-campus lunch
Sunday, May 6, 7-8:30 pm – off-campus social

Step 4: Elder Interview

MVPC’s Session (Board of Ruling Elders) has the responsibility to interview each membership applicant for evidence of true commitment to Jesus Christ as Lord and to living as His follower. This one-to-one meeting will also give you an opportunity to personally get to know a church leader and to ask any questions that haven’t been answered so far.

Step 5: Membership Welcome during worship

If after your Elder Interview you are recommended for membership, then during a worship service you will be asked to affirm the MVPC Membership Covenant and respond “I do” to the membership questions. If you have not been previously baptized, your baptism will take place during the same worship service.

Spring 2018: Sunday, May 20, 9:30 am OR 5 pm service