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Become a Church Member
Please call the church office at 407-291-2886 if you would like to become a member.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q. Why does PCOL have membership if it is not called for in the Bible?
A. On the one hand there is nothing biblical about membership, but on the other hand there is everything biblical about it. It is true that "church membership" is not directly addressed in the Bible, but in the Bible we read, "so in Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others (Romans 12:5)". Membership is a formal way to express our commitment to the body of Christ. By becoming a member of a church, we declare publicly our commitment to one another and place ourselves under the care and discipline of the church.
Q. Why should I become a member of PCOL?
A. There are many benefits to becoming a church member. First, in placing yourself under the care of the church you will be put on the "radar screen." Second, in placing yourself under the discipline of the church, you will experience mutual relationships of accountability with others in this church body, putting yourself in a better position for growth in community. Third, members play a vital role in the government of the church through voting on church budgets and through electing church officers, nominating committee members and elders. Membership is also a requisite to serving the church as a deacon, elder or officer.
Q. What are the requirements for membership?
A. Each person applying to become a member of PCOL should:
•Profess faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, and subscribe to the personal confession of faith adopted by PCOL.
•Complete a New Members Class
•Have been, or be baptized
•Give a personal testimony during the New Members class
Q. When are New Members Classes offered?
A. New Members classes are offered repeatedly throughout the year. Call the church office for the calendar.
Q. How can I register for a New Members class?
A. The first step to registering for a class is to call the church office at 407-291-2886. You can also indicate your interest online.