Membership


IMPORTANT DATES FOR INCOMING MEMBERS

  • “All About All Saints” Class: Feb. 23, Mar. 2, 23, & 30. Afternoon or evening classes. See below for registration details.
  • Membership Packet Deadline: March 23.  Download packet here or pick up in AAAS class.
  • New Member Sunday: April 13. New members will take their vows before the church.

Why Join All Saints…

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 branch of His body to establish community where we grow, struggle, and live life together with honesty and freedom. We invite you to grow in grace along with us as we seek to live as the body of Christ in Austin for the world through worship, spiritual formation, and service.

 

All About All Saints…

“All About All Saints” is a 4 week class taught by our pastors about reformed theological tradition, the basics of Christian orthodoxy, and particulars of the worship, life, and mission of All Saints. Each week covers different material, so plan to attend each class if you’re pursuing membership. Even if you’re not pursuing membership this is a great way to learn more about All Saints and a great time to candidly ask any questions you have.

 

SPRING 2014 | 2 CLASS OPTIONS

 

Option 1:  AAAS will be held immediately following morning worship at St. Gabriel’s with lunch and childcare provided.

Option 2:  AAAS will be held immediately following evening worship at Park Hills with dinner and childcare provided.

How to Join All Saints…

1. Attend All Saints for at least 6 months. This can include time during the membership process.

2. Take the “All About All Saints” class. See below for details.

3. Complete and turn in the Membership Preparation Packet. Click here to download.

4. Schedule a membership interview with a pastor or elder.   Online sign-up sheet will be provided.

5. Take public vows before the church. This takes place during worship on Sunday, April 13, 2014.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I prepare for membership?

Please attend All Saints for 6 months. Then attend the “All About All Saints” membership class and complete the Membership Preparation Packet.

 

How often does “All About All Saints” take place?

Twice a year. Usually there is one class in early spring with new members joining on Easter Sunday, and the 2nd class takes place in the fall with new members joining on All Saints Day (November.)

 

When am I officially a member?

You’ll be formally received into membership on Easter Sunday or All Saints Day, when you’ll stand as a group before the congregation and answer the questions again.

 

What are the public vows I take before the church?

You’ll be asked to answer these 5 membership questions:

  1. Do you acknowledge yourselves to be sinners in the sight of God, justly deserving His displeasure, and without hope save in His sovereign mercy?
  2. 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?
  3. 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?
  4. Do you promise to support the Church in its worship and work to the best of your ability?
  5. Do you submit yourselves to the government and discipline of the Church, and promise to study its purity and peace?

 

Do I have to join 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’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. As Associate Members, you have all rights of membership with the exception of voting at congregational meetings. Associate Membership is appropriate for those, such as students or employees on short-term contracts, who do not expect to live in Austin for very long. Associate Members go through the same membership process as regular members. Our denomination does not offer Associate Membership for members of non-PCA churches.