Interested in Membership at CPC?
At Colwood, church membership is all about becoming a committed member of the church family. It is our members who really make CPC work. It is not the same thing as making a commitment to Christ. It is a subsequent decision we make, in light of our relationship with Christ, to commit to the vision and values of the local Church.
Why Become a Member? Check out our video series:Reason #1 - To have a greater experience of God with others (Click to view)Reason #2 - Church membership is Biblical (Click to view)
What is Church Membership?An individual’s public commitment to a local churchA requirement of the BC Societies ActA commitment that people make to be part of the life and function of a local body of believersA means by which the church can be governedA structure of support and accountabilityThe means through which leadership is provided
The Benefits of MembershipA sense of belonging and inclusionAn opportunity to be involved in the decision making processAn opportunity to be involved in certain levels of leadershipAn opportunity to provide input into the direction and vision of the churchProvides a spiritual covering for gifts and callingsMakes it possible for correction and discipline to occur in a safe and restorative manner
How Do I Become a Member?Attend Sunday services regularly for at least four monthsAttend the four week Discover Colwood ClassDemonstrate a personal faith in Jesus ChristObtain a Membership Packet from the church office which contains a copy of our Statement of Fundamental and Essential Truths, a copy of our Church Constitution, and an Application card.
My Responsibilities as a MemberRegular attendance to Sunday servicesAgreement with or support of fundamental and essential truthsSupporting the vision and direction of CPC and its leadershipFaithful financial support (tithing)Help protect Church unity
Transferring Church MembershipThose who have moved from another Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada church may have their membership transferred to CPC by requesting a letter of transfer from their previous church and submitting it to the CPC board. In such a case you are still required to attend the Discover Colwood Class.