To be a member of a church is to make a public promise to live according to the Word of God and to support God's mission and work in this world through the local church. In the Bible this is called a “covenant”. A covenant, or public promise, is the basis for all human society according to the Bible: marriage, employment, citizenship, church membership, etc. These are all relationships of accountability. However, membership in a church is not like membership in a social club or other organizations. Most organization members are consumers — the organization exists to serve them. The Church of Christ is a completely different community – membership in the church means going from being a consumer to becoming a provider of God’s love and care to others. At City Church, we take seriously that we are a church not for ourselves, but for others.
For those that are interested in becoming a member of City Church, we ask that you participate in our "Welcome to City Church" class. Our goal in these classes is to provide you an overview of who City Church of East Nashville is and what it means for you to be a member of this particular church. The class is open to all—those pursuing membership, those who are unsure about membership, and those who are already members but would like a refresher on these topics.