Membership at NRCC

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Becoming A Member of New River

In the Church of God, we believe every person who has accepted Christ is a member of God's great eternal church (Acts 2:47). No formal list or letters of membership are kept at New River. That list is kept in Heaven as the "Lamb’s book of life" (Rev. 21:27). As a born again member of God's eternal church you are automatically a member of New River!

After coming to faith in Christ, baptism is the next natural step in obedience to Christ. Any believing Christian who has not been baptized since coming to faith in Christ is encouraged to follow Our Lord's example in this. This is one way to show your intention to be a part of God's great family. You can talk to one of the Pastors about this.

To participate in the decision-making and leadership of New River we have the following Voting Requirements:

1. They have accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior;

2. They are committed to growing in their relationship with Christ and in obedience to His Word;

3. They have lived in harmony with the accepted standards of the Church and with the General Assembly of the Church of God Anderson, Indiana;

4. They are 16 years of age or older; and

5. They have worshiped regularly at NRCC for a period of at least six months preceding any meeting at which they might wish to vote.

 Another way to show your commitment to this local Body is by agreeing to the New River Covenant. It expresses your willingness to partner with New River in these Scriptural guidelines. You can read and/or sign it below. Your Pastor will automatically receive confirmation of your commitment. Thank you and welcome to New River!

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New River Covenant

Having received Christ as my personal Savior and Lord, having been baptized since believing, I commit myself to God and to the other members to do the following:

1.  I will protect the unity of God's church

. . . by acting in love toward other members  Romans 14:19   1 Peter 1:22

. . . by building others up and refusing to gossip   Ephesians 4:29

. . . by following the leaders as they follow Christ   Hebrews 13:17 


2.  I will share the responsibility of God's church

. . . by praying for its growth          1 Thessalonians 1:1-2 

. . . by inviting the unchurched to attend   Luke 14:23 

. . . by warmly welcoming those who visit Romans 15:7


3.  I will serve the ministry of God's church

. . . by discovering my gifts and talents       1 Peter 4:10

. . . by being equipped to serve by my pastors        Ephesians 4:11-12

. . . by developing a servant’s heart            Philippians 2:3-4, 7


4.  I will support the testimony of God's church

. . . by worshiping faithfully with God’s people      Hebrews 10:24-25 

. . . by living a godly life     Philippians 1:27

. . . by giving regularly and sacrificially       1 Cor. 16:2,  2 Cor. 9:6-8 


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Yes! Count me in!
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Downloadable copy of the New River Covenant