Engage With Us
In a Group
Growing spiritually doesn't happen when we know what Jesus says. It happens when we apply what he says. Application happens best within the context of community. To grow spiritually, you have to be connected relationally.
On a team
We believe when people engage in service, it leads to life change. Whether you serve on a ministry team in our church, in our community, or in the world, God calls us to serve one another.
We believe it's vital that as we become fully engaged in church, we invest in unchurched people in our lives.
Thanks for your interest in supporting the ministries of SMCC. Your financial support enables us to create environments both locally and globally. For your convenience we provide several different ways for you to give.
Q: How do I become a member of the church?
A: We’re glad you’re interested in engaging in the life of our church. We don’t have traditional membership in the sense that you “join the church,” but we’d love to help you get connected. Our hope is for South Mountain Community Church to be a place where you can walk through the doors, call it your church home, and begin to get connected, no title needed. Those who are fully engaged with us are considered our members. We describe full engagement as:
- In a Group
- On a team
- Inviting Others
- Growing Giver
So please see 'Engage With Us' above to find your next steps for getting plugged in.
Q: How do I become fully engaged here?
A: We want to be a church where unchurched people love to attend. In order to be that kind of church, we need the help of those who share our passion for leading people into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ. If you share that passion, or even if you simply love this place, you can fully engage in the life of the church by doing four things:
- Connecting in a Group
- Serving on a team
- Inviting Others
- Being a Growing Giver
For more information on each of these, please see 'Engage With Us' above.
Q: Why don't you have traditional membership?
A: Traditionally, membership has been known to represent joining a church, calling it your church home, and/or taking the first step toward involvement and volunteering. Yet the word “membership” has also carried a lot of baggage and has become an unnecessary barrier to involvement for some of our attendees.
Since SMCC began, we’ve viewed membership differently – as more of a partnership and leadership position – and thus have had prerequisites to becoming a member.
Over the years, this has caused some misunderstandings and feelings of exclusivity, which conflicts with our desire to be a church where anyone can get involved and grow.
We’re glad you’re here! Please let us know how we can help you take some next steps.
Q: What if I need a membership confirmation letter for a reference?
A: We are able to provide a confirmation letter based on your involvement. Please contact us for more details.
Q: What about the people who were members?
A: Anyone who became a member before January 1, 2018, will remain in our database as such. Moving forward, if you are fully engaged with us, please consider yourself a member.