St Giles is a congregation made up of people of all ages, nationalities and social backgrounds. We are united by a common faith in the Jesus Christ. We are one “body” made up of many “members” (Rom 12:4-5) with Jesus as our head.
Why become a member?
To become a member of St Giles Christian Mission is to identify you as belonging to and covenanting with the church. By becoming a member, you’re saying: “This is my church. I commit myself to these people. They are the people I’ll worship and grow with, seek to encourage, and to whom I’m accountable.“
Of course you may worship with us anyway and still feel you are one of the church family, but the biblical pattern is one of mutual accountability and care for one another. In formally covenanting with the church, you will become our responsibility and vice versa. Joining a church in membership also humbly acknowledges that the Christian life is never meant to be lived alone, but under Biblical leaders alongside your brothers and sisters in Christ.
Our commitment to each other in the church depends on that fact that we are united together as God’s people for His glory, sharing the same faith in the same Lord Jesus Christ.
How do I become a member?
If membership interests you, the first step is to speak to the pastor. He will arrange a convenient time to meet you a couple of times to talk through your Christian testimony, what membership means and answer any questions you may have.
Next, you’ll have an opportunity to chat with the pastor and another church leader about your testimony and any final questions you might have. You’ll be asked if you believe our Statement of Faith (what we believe as a church) and if you are willing to commit yourself to our Church Covenant (what we promise to do as a church). Both of these provide the framework of our church life.
If you still wish to join with us in membership, your testimony will be shared with the church family at the next church meeting for their agreement and you’ll be welcomed into membership on the next Sunday we celebrate the Lord’s Supper.
If you have any further questions about joining St Giles in membership. Take a look at this FAQs PDF.