Membership in the One Christian Church "How do I become a Christian?"
One becomes a member of the Christian Church through baptism. The Lutheran-Christian faith is a part of the one Christian Church. Thus, if someone has been baptized with water in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit at another church, that individual is already recognized as a member of the one Church. If you desire membership and haven't been baptized, the first thing you need to do is be baptized.
Membership at RLC
The second way we understand "membership" is in respect to officially aligning oneself with Resurrection Lutheran Church. Those who are received through baptism at Resurrection are automatically entered into the membership roster of Resurrection. Once one is listed on the membership roster, that person is:
How do I become a Member of RLC?
Becoming a member of Resurrection Lutheran Church is Simple. It involves three steps.
1) Take "The Tour"
2) Express an Interest to Pastor Ken
3) Completing and submitting information form paperwork. Response Paperwork (PDF)
Please contact the church office at 310-375-5382 or at communications@surfRLC.com.
Membership and Voting at RLC
How Membership Records are maintained at RLC
The following is from the bylaws of RLC:
Discontinuance of Membership
a. Any confirmed member in good standing desiring to change their membership to another church shall,
upon request, be entitled to a letter of transfer. Members who move away shall be encouraged to transfer.
Notification shall be made automatically to a Lutheran congregation in or near the community of members
who move but do not request a letter of transfer.
b. Two years of non-participation by a member shall result in loss of voting eligibility. When active participation
resumes, then eligibility will be restored. Participation refers to those membership duties identified in the constitution
under Chapter 8.04.
c. Children, neither of whose parents or guardians are active members of this congregation, may be dropped from
the baptized membership roll if they fail to participate in the Christian education program for a period of two years.