Join the Family – Church Attender to Church Family
The purpose of Join the Family stage of the Life Journey is to ensure that Church Attenders are invited to belong and feel part of the WorshipCentre family.
Join the Family begins with an introduction session that sets out the purpose of the Life Journey, explaining each stage in summary form and building our vision (We see an ever-increasing family of disciples bringing heaven to earth).
They are also given clear understanding about the 28-Day devotionals and more specifically Join the Family and The First 30 Days. Ideally everyone should complete The First 30 Days to really appreciate everything that is taught in 28 Days of Join the Family.
It is at the session that it is determined whether the participants should start with The First 30 Days (new to young Christians, ones who have rededicated their lives after a long break, etc) or 28 Days of Join the Family.
Once that has been determined, we assign them to a mentor. We look to make each group around 3-4 people as that is a manageable number for the mentor who voluntarily gives their time to these groups.
To belong to WorshipCentre, there three non-negotiables and each person looking to join the family should have been, or is willing to be:
- Born again,
- Baptised in water
- Baptised in the Holy Spirit
It is at this stage that they are introduced to our:
- Mission Statement
- Vision Statement
- Purpose Statement
- Faith Statements – What we believe;
- Flow of Leadership and responsibility
The 28 Days of Join the Family Devotional teaches:
DAY 1 – Invited to Feel Part of Something Bigger
DAY 2 – Owning the Vision
DAY 3 – A Purpose For Life
DAY 4 – Statements of Faith
DAY 5 – Born Again
DAY 6 – Water Baptism
DAY 7 – Baptised in the Holy Spirit
DAY 8 – A Lifestyle of Discipleship
DAY 9- Experiencing God in Everything
DAY 10 – Deliberately Engaging Others
DAY 11 – Embracing Our Church Family
DAY 12 – Exercise a Christ-centred, Spirit-filled life
DAY 13 – A Place to Belong
DAY 14 – Promise and Commitment
DAY 15 – Fellowship of Grace
DAY 16 – Protecting the Unity of the Church
DAY 17- I Worship
DAY 18 – I Pray
DAY 19 – The Bible
DAY 20 – The Holy Spirit – YOUR INNER PROMPT
DAY 21 – Accept, Respect and Encourage Others
DAY 22 – Making Friends
DAY 23 – Staying Connected with Your Friends who Don’t Yet Know God
DAY 24 – Regularly Attend Worship Services
DAY 25 – Honour Leaders
DAY 26 – Give
DAY 27 – A Helping Hand
DAY 28 – Joining the Family
At the completion of the 28 Days of Join the Family, all those wanting to belong to WorshipCentre sign the Join the Family Promise:
JOIN THE FAMILY PROMISE
- a personal relationship with Jesus Christ,
- been baptised in water,
- prayed for the filling of the Holy Spirit since accepting Christ
and being in agreement with WorshipCentre’s structure and statements of faith, values, vision and purpose I feel led by the Holy Spirit to become part of the WorshipCentre church family.
With God’s help I am committed to growing as a disciple of Christ and endeavouring to help others do the same by:
EMBRACING our church family and
EXERCISING a Christ-centred, Spirit-filled life
through continuing to:
- worship and pray,
- read the Bible,
- be open to the prompting of the Holy Spirit,
- accept, respect and encourage others,
- make friends at WorshipCentre,
- be connected with those not currently in relationship with Christ,
- consistently attend WorshipCentre meetings,
- honour leaders,
- be generous and
- look for opportunities to help at WorshipCentre and in the community.
It is at the signing of the promise that their details are taken (Contact Form) and entered into WorshipCentre database. This involves the taking of a photo for easy identification for those pastors that use the data base.
Areas of serving are suggested to them, as well as joining a relational network and they are asked to complete a feedback form.
Mentors can choose to mentor someone from The First 30 Days right through to the finish of Build the Family. In fact, we would prefer this to be the case.
However, mentors can also choose to locate themselves in one stage of the Life Journey. A week before the finish of 28 Days of Join the Family, the group/participants are introduced to the new mentor if necessary.
At the final mentoring session, they released through prayer and then handed on to that new mentor.
All forms are collected for processing.