We believe every Christian should belong to and be invested in the growth of the local church. This includes giving, serving and participating in Biblical community.
What is Membership?
By definition, a member is a vital part of something bigger than itself. In the Bible we see that the believers in Jesus Christ are referred to as “the body of Christ.” (1 Corinthians 12) They are together to serve Christ and each other. Believers who do life together like this in a particular community are referred to as the church. We welcome anyone who wishes to attend PAC, but membership is the commitment of an individual attender to this specific body of Christ—Princeton Alliance Church.
What does that commitment look like?
Members share the responsibility of caring for the local church—not because we have to, but because we love to. It’s more about what we give than what we receive. We attend faithfully so that we can know and care for one another. We pray for one another. We serve others by generously sharing our time and resources (Acts 2:42-47). And we make room for more people to meet and follow Jesus.
How is Church Membership different than membership elsewhere?
It’s about unity and commitment. With a local gym membership you can focus on your personal workout. Group classes and training are optional. At the local church we are each responsible for our personal spiritual health, but being part of the whole body’s growth isn’t optional. We do it together. (1 Corinthians 12:25-26) and each one is impacted by the other. We grow individually and as a whole (Ephesians 4). We give and receive.
How do I become a member?
We offer a one-session class that we call DiscoverPAC. There you’ll learn about where PAC came from, what we do and how we do it, as well as how we interact with our denomination, The Christian & Missionary Alliance. After attending that class, the choice is yours. The membership process is that simple.
Why should I become a member?
Almost all of us are members of something. Most of us are members of several things—clubs, service organizations, etc. We value a particular group that shares our vision and values and meets a need in our life. At PAC, our mission and vision is to help people discover life to the fullest in Jesus by knowing God, developing community and bringing hope. If you are committed to realizing that goal for yourself or your family, then become a member. We’ll do it together because that’s the only way to be part of something bigger than yourself.