There are a variety of people who meet with us for Sunday worship and various work projects. You may meet those who are first time guests, regular visitors, or committed members.
Everyone who is a committed disciple of Jesus is invited to join with us in the work at Royal Oak. Becoming a member of the local church simply means that you desire to commit to worshipping, fellowshipping and serving with this spiritual family. Membership really means that will work under the eldership, support the direction and work of this church with your prayer, encouragement and time and service.
1) First, indicate to one of our leaders that you are wanting to become a member of this local church family. The best way to do this is to indicate on your desire on our guest card, ort you can email the office or speak to one of the elders.
2) There is a new member form that you can fill out so we can get to know you better and we can include your contact information and family details in our computer system. This can be completed on your computer and printed or attached to an e-mail and sent electronically. <click for a PDF copy>
3) Some or all of the elders will meet with you for a few minutes to get to know you and so that you can get to know them. Among other things, they will talk about your relationship with God and the church. You can also ask them any questions about their lives or the teaching, function or activities of the Royal Oak church.
4) You will be asked to fill out a "Service and Involvement" form so you can let us know what gifts God has given you and how you can be active in ministry in the Royal Oak body of Christ. <click for a PDF copy>
If you'd like to learn more about your spiritual gifts and talents you can work through the "Identifying and Using Your Abilities, Talents & Spiritual Gifts" study at your own pace as well as take the "Identifying Your Spiritual Gifts" survey instrument. Occassionally we have a special class to help members get involved and identify their gifts and talents.
Our responsibility to you:
a) provide oppotunities for spiritual growth (Colossians 1:28; 1 Peter 5:1-5);
b) provide opportunities for service (Romans 12:1-9);
c) instruct, encourage and correct those who are wandering away (Galatians 6:1);
d) protect you from temptation and false teaching (Acts 20:28-31);
e) provide spiritual, personal and financial support and counseling as needs arise (Galatians 6:2, 10);
f) be an example for others to follow (1 Peter 5:3)
Your Responsibility to the Royal Oak church family:
a) strive for spiritual growth personally and in your family;
b) keep the unity of the spirit in the bond of peace (Ephesians 4:1-4);
c) work with and submit to the leadership (Hebrews 13:8);
d) commit to worship and Bible study and encouraging others (Hebrews 10:23-25);
e) use your spiritual gifts, talents, resources and time to build the body of Christ (Romans 12);
f) serve others in love (Galatians 6);
g) tell and/or teach others about a personal relationship with Christ (Matthew 28:18-20);
h) give financially so that we can continue to minister, serve and support the work of God
- New Members Profile
- Royal Oak Involvement and Service Form
- Identifying and Using Your Spiritual Gifts Workbook
- Spiritual Gifts Survey Instrument