How to Join
Members of our congregation come from many different religious traditions. We’re delighted you might be considering joining our church family. Whether or not you become a member here, please know that we are glad to have you participate in the work and worship of Immanuel as we seek to live out the meaning of our name by embodying God’s love.
No doubt you’ve already discovered lots of opportunities to become meaningfully involved here. We believe that vital involvement in a community of faith is more important than whether your name is on a membership roll. So our membership process seeks to emphasize ways that you can become a vital part of what God is doing in, through, and beyond this congregation.
Our one-day Inquirer’s Class takes place several times a year on a Saturday morning or Sunday afternoon. We examine what it means to be Immanuel (by reviewing our congregation’s mission and history), what it means to be Presbyterian (by looking at aspects of our religious tradition and how we’re organized), and what it means to be a church (by hearing from leaders of the various committees and ministry areas of our congregation).
On completion of that three-hour class, you’ll be received into membership, introduced to the congregation, and welcomed with other new members at a social event.. We also arrange for someone from the congregation to begin to introduce you to new friends and activities at Immanuel.
If you’re interested in joining Immanuel or learning more about what it means to become a member here, please talk to one of the pastors or call the church office at (703) 356-3042.