membershiphero.jpg

Membership

At All Saints we place a high emphasis on membership in a local church body. Membership is first and foremost an acknowledgment of our own sin and need for Christ, and resting upon him for salvation. Beyond that, it is a commitment to a particular gathering of Christians who worship, serve, struggle, and mature in faith alongside one another. We invite you to follow Jesus with us as we seek to live as His body in Austin for the sake of the life of the world.

Membership Class
Baptism
Congregational Care

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I prepare for membership?
We generally hope that people will worship with us for a few months before making the decision to pursue membership. Then to become a member, sign-up for the upcoming spring or fall "All About All Saints" class. In the class you'll be asked to fill out a bit of paperwork and to schedule an interview with a pastor or elder. The final step is to publically take membership vows during worship.
How often does “All About All Saints” take place?
Twice a year. Usually we have one class in early spring with new members joining on Palm Sunday, and we have another class in the fall with new members joining on All Saints Sunday.
When am I officially a member?
You’ll be formally received into membership upon publically taking the membership vows during worship on Palm Sunday or All Saints Sunday.
Am I obligated to join All Saints in membership if I take the membership class?
By no means, but we hope you do! “All About All Saints” is simply a chance for you to get to know us better and vice versa.
What if I can't attend the membership class or if I need to join sooner?
There are extenuating circumstances under which we receive new members throughout the year. If you would like to explore this possibility, please email Rebekah (rrice@allsaintsaustin.org).
What if I’m only in Austin for a short time and want to retain membership in my home church?
Members of PCA churches can join All Saints as Associate Members and still retain full memberships in their home churches. Our denomination does not offer Associate Membership for members of non-PCA churches. If you think this is a good fit for you, email Rebekah (rrice@allsaintsaustin.org).

What are the 5 membership vows?

You’ll be asked to answer these 5 membership vows as set forth in the PCA's Book of Church Order:

  • Do you acknowledge yourselves to be sinners in the sight of God, justly deserving His displeasure, and without hope save in His sovereign mercy?
  • Do you believe in the Lord Jesus Christ as the Son of God, and Savior of sinners, and do you receive and rest upon Him alone for salvation as He is offered in the Gospel?
  • Do you now resolve and promise, in humble reliance upon the grace of the Holy Spirit, that you will endeavor to live as becomes the followers of Christ?
  • Do you promise to support the Church in its worship and work to the best of your ability?
  • Do you submit yourselves to the government and discipline of the Church, and promise to study its purity and peace?