PKS Membership Course

PKS Membership Course

The Parkside Membership Course is a three-week course that gives an overview of who we are and what we believe as a church. This is an ideal class for those who are new to Parkside or those who have been attending for some time and would like to become a member of the church. At the end of the three classes, individual may fill out an application and begin the process of becoming a member. Attending the class does not obligate you to join, but it is required for membership.

Membership Process

Here are the steps to follow if you are interested in becoming a member at PKS.

1) Attend all three weeks of the Parkside Membership Course
2) Fill out a membership application online
3) After submitting the application there is an interview scheduled with two of our Elders
4) Membership approvals are made at an upcoming Elder meeting
5) After approval, a letter of welcome is sent to the new member
6) About once a quarter, we welcome new members publicly in an evening service

Course Description

Week 1

1) Welcome and Introduction
2) How do I become a member at Parkside Church?
3) History of Parkside Church
4) The Biblical Foundation of the Church
5) Biblical Purposes for Parkside Church
6) Biblical Priorities for the Church
7) Biblical Priorities for Parkside Church
8) Privileges and Responsibilities of Membership

Week 2

1) Biblical Life Within the Church
2) Unity in Purpose though the use of a Diversity of Spiritual Gifts

Week 3

1) The Biblical Leadership of the Church
2) Elders Responsibility to God
3) Elders Responsibility for God's Church
4) The Question of Women Elders
5) Responsibility of the Church to its Elders
6) Elder Development
7) Elder Responsibility
8) Giving to the Work of the Lord
9) Raises up of Workers