Is membership the next step for you?
To be a church member is to make a public promise to live as a follower of Jesus Christ and support the work of His Church. Church membership is not like membership in a club or other organization. Most organizations exist to serve their members. Instead, church membership helps those who desire to follow Jesus move from consuming church services and programs to becoming providers of God’s love and care. As a church, we exist not for own benefit but for others.
As a new member candidate, you will learn more about who we are as a church, how to grow in faith and the many life-giving ways you can get involved with our church family. Contact Valerie Bigelow for more information or read more on membership.
Those who have never been baptized and would like to be will need to become a church member. Baptism welcomes you into God’s family and our church family. Contact Valerie Bigelow for more information.
Infant, child and student baptism
MVPC will baptize infants of church members. Contact Irene Jai for more information.
Baptism for elementary students is for children of MVPC members who were not baptized as infants and is scheduled on an individual basis. The classes, including two mandatory classes for parents, are outlined below. Classes are led by the Associate Pastor to Young Families and Elizabeth Wolfe, Director of Children’s Ministries.
Parent Information Class (mandatory for parents)
Three classes listed below:
- Who Should Get Baptized?
- What Is Baptism? (parents attend with child)
- How Will Life Be Different After I’m Baptized?
If you have questions about Children’s Baptism at MVPC and would like to know more, email Elizabeth Wolfe, Director of Children’s Ministries, or call her at 376-4800 x250.
For students who have come to personal faith in Jesus Christ, MVPC will baptize them during the annual confirmation process each winter. Students interested in confirmation should contact Dave Ricketts for more information.