The elders of Emmaus Christian Fellowship have been entrusted with the responsibility and privilege of shepherding this local congregation. In order to effectively provide pastoral care, the elders have established the following membership process and encourage all who attend Emmaus to progress through it. By doing so, individuals will grow in their understanding of the doctrines of Emmaus Christian Fellowship, commit themselves to this local body of believers, and entrust themselves to the loving care of the elders.


A member of Emmaus Christian Fellowship must:
1. Trust in Christ alone for their salvation, living in a way that agrees with biblical faith.
2. Have been baptized.
3. Be aware of and in general agreement with the beliefs and philosophy of ministry of the elders of ECF as described in the Foundation Documents, being willing to humbly submit to their loving care.


The membership process typically consists of three meetings between an elder and the individual, couple, or family desiring membership. View or download the Membership Packet here.

Membership Meeting #1

Items to discuss at the first membership meeting:

The Prospective Member Questionnaire on page 77-79.
The Emmaus Statement of Faith on pages 3-8.
The Emmaus Bylaws on pages 9-26.
The Emmaus Distinctive’s on pages 27-29.
The Emmaus Church Covenant on page 71. Please make note of all questions to be discussed.

Membership Meeting #2

Items to discuss at the second membership meeting:

The London Baptist Confession, Articles 1-16 on pages 31-54.
To see the original version of the London Baptist Confession of 1689, click here.

Membership Meeting #3

Items to discuss at the third membership meeting:

The London Baptist Confession, Articles 17-32 on pages 55-70.

If the prospective member is ready to commit to membership they should:

Fill out the Membership Application on page 75.
Write a brief testimony to be presented to the elders of Emmaus and to the congregation via The City. (See the Personal Testimony Guidelines on Page 73) Sign the Church Covenant on page 71.

After these documents have been received they will be presented to the elders and a date will be set to present you before the congregation as a prospective member. Lord willing, you will be formally received into membership one month later.

"Him we proclaim,
warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom,
that we may present everyone mature in Christ."
(Colossians 1:28, ESV)

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