Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the
Spirit of God dwells in you?
(1 Corinthians 3:16)
To orientate new members through practical teaching the applying of biblical truth in every facet of their lives while also encouraging a growing relationship with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Sanctification is the ongoing process of allowing God's character to be developed in us.
For your convenience the below New Member Data Sheet for Abundant Life Community Church New Member Orientation is now available for downloading.
Simply click on the link directly below entitled
"New Member Data Sheet."
Open and print the document. The document can also be saved to your computer.
Please fill out form prior to your New Member Orientation Class and return the form to the Orientation facilitator.
Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding. Proverbs 4:7
After uniting with Abundant Life Community Church, new members are required to attend a new members class held on the second Sunday of each month at 8:00am until 9:30am.Since we have members from many different church backgrounds, orientation class is designed to clearly explain who we are in Christ and just what we believe. New members will meet their assigned deacon and receive an informative handbook about Abundant Life Community Church, which will include a letter from Senior Pastor Larry Atkins, and a detailed overview of the following topics:
o Purpose of the Class
o What does it mean to be a Christian
o Baptism (The importance of being baptized Romans 6:4 Matthew 3:13-15 Acts 8:12)
o Lords Supper and its meaning (1 Corinthians 11:29 1 Corinthians 11:23-25
o Our Mission and Faith Statement
o Our Church Structure and Affiliations
o History and Ministries of the Church
o Goals and objectives of the church
o Work of the Holy Spirit (John 16:8-11 John 16:12-15 Romans 8:14 Romans 8:16 Acts 20:22)
o Salvation (John 3:16 Romans 3:23 Romans 10:9)
o Prayer (1Corinthians 10:4-5 1 John 5:14-15 James 5:16)
o Tithing and Giving (Malachi 3:10 Luke 6:38)
o Spiritual Information for your Edification
o Spiritual Gifts given to the Church (1 Corinthians 12:28)
o Fruits of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23)
o Faith (Hebrews 11:1 Romans 10:17 Mark 11:23- 24)
o Membership Covenant of the Church
o Acknowledgement of Commitment
Soon after candidates complete the class a membership certificate is presented, and the right hand of fellowship is extended by Senior Pastor Larry Atkins as your new Pastor. We praise God for all the additions to our church family and rejoice in the Lord for the opportunity to make disciples in the image of Christ. New members are invited to attend our annual New Members Meet and Greet Celebration.
Sis. Abby Jones, Church Secretary
Sis. LaVerne Johnson, Orientation Ministry Chairperson