Becoming a Member of City Church

For those that are interested in becoming a member of City Church, we ask that you participate in our "Welcome to City Church" class. The next of these classes will take place on four consecutive Sunday evenings this spring (April 15, 22, 29, May 6). It will be from 3:30-5:00pm and will meet at the Riverside Assembly Hall (1301 Riverside Dr). Please sign up here. Childcare will be available.

Our goal in these classes is to provide you an overview of who City Church of East Nashville is and what it means for you to be a member of this church. The class is open to all—those pursuing membership, those who are unsure about membership, and those who are already members but would like a refreshment on these topics. For those pursuing membership, it is required that you attend at least three of the four classes. If you are not able to attend at least three of the classes, we plan to offer them again in the fall.

 

Format

This class is comprised of three phases:

  1. Advance reading and reflection utilizing resources provided online (on your own)
  2. Teaching and conversation about where City Church comes from, who we are, and what it means to be a member of this congregation (together, large group)
  3. Interview with the Session to review all the topics and affirm the five membership vows (individual/family for those who desire to join)

 

Membership Expectations

What do we hope for and expect from members of City Church? The following are some basic descriptives:

 

Advance Reading

To maximize our time together, please set aside some in advance to look at the following materials, reflect, take notes, jot down questions, and come ready to discuss.

 

The Plan
 

What Kind of Church is City Church of East Nashville?
Class 1—April 15—Our Historical and Doctrinal Heritage
Class 2—April 22—The Story of City Church & Our Vision, Mission, and Core Values

What Does It Mean to be a Member of City Church of East Nashville?
Class 3—April 29—The Gospel and the Christian Life (the first three membership vows)
Class 4—May 6—City Church's Worship & Work, Government & Discipline (the last two membership vows)

 

The Five Membership Vows (for your reference)

  1. Do you acknowledge yourselves to be sinners in the sight of God, justly deserving His displeasure, and without hope save in His sovereign mercy?
  2. Do you believe in the Lord Jesus Christ as the Son of God, and Savior of sinners, and do you receive and rest upon Him alone for salvation as He is offered in the Gospel?
  3. Do you now resolve and promise, in humble reliance upon the grace of the Holy Spirit, that you will endeavor to live as becomes the followers of Christ?
  4. Do you promise to support the Church in its worship and work to the best of your ability?
  5. Do you submit yourselves to the government and discipline of the Church, and promise to study its purity and peace?