About First Trinity
What is Membership?
To be a member of a church is to make a public promise to live according to God's Word and to support the work of the congregation. In the Bible this is called a covenant. Every believer is part of the church as organism (the Spiritual Body of Christ), but only by a public promise can you be part of the church as organization. A public promise, or covenant, is the basis for all society, according to the Bible: marriage, employment, citizenship, church membership, etc., are all relationships of accountability.
Membership in a church is not like membership in a social club or other organizations. Most organization members are consumers; the organization exists to serve them. The Church of Christ is a completely different community - membership means ministry and service, going from being a consumer to becoming a provider of God's love and care to others. At First Trinity, we take seriously that we are a church not for ourselves, but for others.
We therefore we encourage all those who call First Trinity their church home to become official members.