Become A Member

Why membership?

At Grace Chapel, we value membership. We think of it as a partnership, just like how the apostle Paul described it in Romans 12:4-5: "Just as each of you has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others." (NIV)

Although it is possible to experience spiritual growth just by attending Grace Chapel, we believe it is a richer and fuller experience when one is fully committed as a member. It's better for you - and it's better for Grace Chapel!

Here are four good reasons for you to become a member.

  1. A biblical reason: God expects a high commitment from his followers.
  2. A cultural reason: We were created to live in community.
  3. A spiritual reason: It enables you to maximize your spiritual growth and participation.
  4. A practical reason: With a congregational form of governance, members get to vote on major initiatives. Grace Chapel depends on members who are active, thoughtful, and engaged to help shape the future of their local church.

How to become a member of Grace Chapel

You can become a Grace Chapel member by investing 3 hours in the membership process. There are four required steps to complete your membership process.

  1. View the online introduction with foundational teaching videos (total length: 60 minutes). Click here to access the videos. Please be sure to watch the videos before filling out your application or attending the class.

  2. Attend a membership class (60 minutes). This is an in-person experience. Dates for upcoming classes are as follows. Click here to sign up. (You are welcome to fill out the application before attending the class, if you wish. See step #3.)
    -Sunday, April 2, 2017 - 9:00am-10:00am, East Lexington, 48 Bartlett Ave., Room: TBD
    -Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 9:15am-10:15am, Lexington - Adult Learning Center, 2 Militia Drive, Room: 103
    -Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 9:30am-10:30am, Wilmington, 128 West St., Room: Corner Room
    -Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 11:00am-12:00pm, Lexington - Adult Learning Center, 2 Militia Drive, Room: 103


  3. Complete a membership application (20-30 minutes, one application per person). Click here to access the application.

  4. Participate in a membership conversation with several leaders of Grace Chapel (20-30 minutes).
    You can sign up for a conversation time at the membership class or email Denise at   to see what time slots are available. We can provide translators for conversations if needed and requested ahead of time.

Thank you for your interest in membership at Grace Chapel. If you have any questions, please email   or call 781-862-8351 x160.

Membership Process Step #1: Watch Videos

Video 1 of 4: Introduction and Next Steps (6 minutes)


Video 2 of 4: Orientation to Grace Chapel, DNA, Core Values (22 minutes)


Video 3 of 4: Articles of Faith (25 minutes)


What We Believe

The Bible

We believe that the Bible is the final authority in all matters pertaining to Christian faith and practice.

God

We believe there is only one living and true God - perfect, infinite and eternal.

Humanity

We believe that human beings were created by God but we have alienated ourselves from Him and we are in need of reconciliation.

Jesus Christ

We believe that God became man in the person of Jesus Christ and that Jesus Christ is both completely divine and completely human.

Holy Spirit

We believe that the Holy Spirit is the third person of the Trinity and that He empowers us for life and service.

Salvation

We believe that through the gift of Jesus' death on the cross our rebellion can be forgiven, and through repentance and faith in Jesus Christ we can be reconciled to God.

The Church

We believe that the Church is universal and that it is manifested locally through companies of Christ followers, meeting together as the "Bride of Christ."

Ordinances

We believe that both Baptism and The Lord's Supper are visible signs of the realities of salvation. We are commanded to observe them, but we do not depend on them for salvation.

Last Things

We believe that Christ will return at God's appointed time.


Video 4 of 4: Finances (7 minutes)

Membership Process Step #2: Attend Class

Membership Class Sign-Up

Membership Process Step #3: Application

I thank God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now. (Philippians 1:3-5)

We see our Grace Chapel members as true partners in the ministry and we appreciate your desire to partner with us in that way. This application is an important step in the process. Thank you for providing us with this information.

 
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