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If you are attending Oak Dale’s worship gatherings and desire to live as a disciple of Jesus Christ, you are invited to become a member of the Oak Dale congregation.

Membership at Oak Dale simply means agreeing with other disciples at Oak Dale to relate to each other as a part of the body of Christ. The Covenant of Membership expresses this agreement.

›Why church membership?

Membership is biblical. God created in us a need for Him and a need for one another. Therefore,  we are called to be a member of both the universal church and a local church. The New Testament assumes disciples of Jesus are a part of a local body of Christ. (Acts 11:26 & 20:28; I Corinthians 5:13 & 12:27)

›Membership is beneficial.

  • Membership identifies one as a genuine believer and child of God.
  • Membership provides a spiritual family for support, encouragement, accountability, and spiritual protection.
  • Membership provides to the watching world a visible commitment to Christ.
  • Membership provides a place to use one’s spiritual gifts in ministry.

›How to become a member of Oak Dale.

  • Express your desire to become a member to one of Oak Dale’s pastors.
  • Attend a 2-hour Membership Class to learn about Oak Dale and membership.
  • Meet with a pastor to confirm your readiness for membership.
  • Be welcomed as a member by a pastor at a Sunday worship gathering.