If you are interested in Ebenezer membership or would just like to learn more about our church, join us for Coffee with the Pastors - Membership Orientation class.
CWTP begins with a light reception at which time you will have the opportunity to meet and visit with the pastors and some of the Ebenezer staff. This will be followed by a classroom session where we will share information about our church and its ministries and discuss Ebenezer's membership commitments and procedures. Childcare is provided free of charge. Attending a Coffee with the Pastors program does not commit you to membership but if you wish to become a member attendance is required.
For more information about membership at Ebenezer, please see our Membership at Ebenezer article below or contact Vicki Stones in the church office at 540.659.1349.
So in Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.
Romans 12:5, NIV
At Ebenezer Church, we try to help individuals find meaning for life through a personal relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. We also help people discover the joy of personal growth through study, worship, fellowship, and service. Perhaps Ebenezer's loving community of committed followers of Jesus Christ will become the church that you call "home."
Register for an upcoming Coffee with the Pastors though e-Link.
At the Coffee with the Pastors, you will get the opportunity to meet and visit with the Pastors and some of the church staff while enjoying coffee/tea and desserts at a small reception. After the reception, we convene in an informal classroom setting and share information about Ebenezer Church and the commitments of Ebenezer membership. Attendance at a Coffee with the Pastors program does not commit you to membership, but attendance is required if you wish to become a member.
If you require childcare, your first step would be to go to the main church building to drop off the children in room 23. You can then proceed to the Ministry Center via the back door. Your next stop of the evening should be at our check-in table where you will be asked to sign-in, receive a name tag, and provide a completed Family Household Roll form. This form asks for information about you and your family and helps us get to know you better. For those who pre-registered, you should have received a Family Household Roll form in the mail. If so, please bring the completed form with you. If you do not receive one of these forms, or do not bring it with you, we will give you a blank form to complete when you check-on.
As part of the check-in process, you will be given a packet of literature that contains information about Ebenezer church and the commitments of membership.
After check-in, you will be asked to have your picture taken. This is another aid in helping us get to know you better. You will then be invited to go into the reception area, have some refreshments, and mingle with the Pastors, some of the Ebenezer staff, and Membership team volunteers. After the reception, you will be invited to the orientation class.
The commitments to Jesus Christ are declarations that you make to God and the church assembly. Those declarations are:
The commitments to Ebenezer Church that we ask you to make are:
If you were baptized in another church as either an adult or child, it is not necessary to be baptized at Ebenezer before becoming a member. Our church recognizes baptisms from other churches and denominations. If it is your desire, however, to reaffirm your faith at Ebenezer through baptism, we would be happy to help schedule this for you.
The Membership Commitment form tells us that you are aware of and are ready to meet the membership declarations and commitments of Ebenezer. The form also tells us the date and time when you would like to take your membership vows and tells us whether or not you need to be baptized. We use this form when completing many of the administrative tasks required to ensure your membership process is handled as smoothly as possible.
The Ways to Grow and Serve form enables you to identify areas in which you would like to grow or are already a part of (i.e. small group, Sunday school class, bible study) as well as areas in which you may wish to serve.
More details are provided at Coffee With the Pastors or by contacting the Director of Adult Ministries.