Welcome! We’re delighted you’re interested in knowing more about membership at Clemson Pres! Our desire is for you to know Jesus Christ by faith and be connected to His body, the Church. Therefore, we take membership, as well as the membership process, very seriously. Here are the steps involved in becoming a member.
1. GET TO KNOW US
The Newcomers’ Class
The Newcomers’ Class is the first step of the membership process. It meets for five weeks and focuses on CPC’s vision, core values, beliefs, distinctions, and benefits of membership. The class is typically offered on Sundays at 9am (the Sunday School hour). To be included in the next class, sign up below or email Steve Dickey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*attendance is a prerequisite to joining Clemson Pres
2. HELP US KNOW YOU
After completing the Newcomers’ Class, you’ll be able to fill out the membership application. You can do that online or print out a paper copy to bring to the church office.
*fill out an application for each applying family member
3. MEET THE ELDERS
Once we receive your application, two elders will arrange a time to meet with you. They’ll want to get to know you, hear how you came to faith, give you time to ask questions and learn how they can come along side of and serve you.
4. MEET THE SESSION
Come to a Session Meeting
After you meet with two elders, you will be invited to meet with all the elders so they can meet you and hear an abbreviated version of how you came to Christ. This provides opportunity for our leadership to understand how God has worked in your life and for us to worship God with thanksgiving for his saving grace. With a credible profession of faith, you will be received as a member
5. MEET THE CONGREGATION
Presentation to the Congregation
Finally, you will be introduced to the congregation during morning worship service where you’ll take your membership vows as a member of Clemson Presbyterian Church.