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Membership

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:

  • may be invited to serve in congregational leadership
  • on the list to receive the congregation's newsletter, information on other special events and all other communications of RLC
  • given free offering envelopes for the confidential handling of their contributions. (Statements of Contribution are also mailed for those who would like to make use of the tax deduction).
  • 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

  • The voting membership of the congregation consists of those who are considered both "active" and "confirmed." "Active" members are those who have communed and made a contribution of record during the current or preceding year. "Confirmed" members are those who were either confirmed at RLC or received into membership as adults.
  • Voting members have the opportuity to participate in congregational meetings. This is where important decisions are made regarding electing leadership, adopting budgets, extending calls to pastors, etc.
  • Next Steps

  • Remember, becoming a member of RLC is a beginning, not an end. God has a plan for each person's life. The best way to discover that plan is to take an active role in what God is doing today.
  • Be a part of a group that gethers regularly around scripture, sharing, and prayer.
  • Make use of your God-given gifts by offering to help out, etc.
  • 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.

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