Join us at the Church of the Apostles, located in Coppell, Texas, as it celebrates your choice and desire to join our Christian community, and consequently, becoming a member of the Church of the Apostles, which is a commitment that formally joins the parishioner and his or her family with our Church.
First, our Lord Jesus Christ commands his followers to join a church. In Matthew 16:18, Jesus tells his disciples, “I will build My church.” He pictures the church as the new covenant temple, and those who confess that Jesus is Lord are the building blocks in it (Matt. 16:16; 1 Pet. 2:5; Eph. 2:19-20).
In Matthew 28:19-20, Jesus confirms and expands his earlier statement by commanding his followers to make disciples, baptizing and teaching them. Fulfilling this Great Commission entails bringing converts into church membership. Why do we say that? Because part of the Great Commission is a command to baptize. Now, Holy Spirit baptism adds us to the invisible church (1 Cor. 12:13). However, we’re not to keep our salvation invisible, and therefore, we are advised to express it outwardly (Rom. 10:9-10). Water baptism outwardly and visibly symbolizes this invisible reality.
Acts 2:41 tells how the apostolic church implemented this principle: “Those who gladly received his word were baptized; so on that day about three thousand souls were added to them.” Added to what? Acts 2:47 gives the answer: “added to the church.” This was the visible church; The apostles kept track of those who were baptized, and even counted them.
Christ commands us to be baptized. Due to his command to be baptized, he also commands us to be added to the church. Thus, he commands us to join a church. He wants our relationship to him to be honest and observable (Matt. 10:32).
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Therefore, this means that the parishioner joins a community that strongly believes in a relationship with God through Jesus Christ. Membership does bring some additional benefits, but more importantly is the statement of intent to become part of the congregation in a deeper and more meaningful way.
In addition, only active members in good standing can vote at the annual meeting and become elected to the Vestry.
Finally, complete the form below to start your journey and join us as a member. A senior staff representative of the church will contact you soon.