1. Register and attend the Membership Classes

After each Lord’s Day worship service those who desire to go through the membership/baptism process should go to the Member Center to register for the Membership Classes. A complete class cycle—101, 102, and 103—is offered over the first three Sundays of every month, excluding December and July. The classes are open for all to attend.

2. Complete Membership/Baptism Packet

This step includes completely filling out the Application for Membership/Baptism, writing a testimony, reading the following documents online by clinking the link here ("What We Teach," "Grace Community Church By-Laws," and the "Affirmation of Commitment"), and listening to the “Understanding Baptism” sermon here.

3. Pastoral Interview/Schedule Baptism

Once your membership/baptism packet is complete, contact your fellowship group pastor to schedule a time for your application to be reviewed and signed. If you don’t currently have a pastor, please contact the membership office at (818) 909-5644 and they will schedule a pastoral interview for you.

(For those who have not been baptized as believers, your baptism will be scheduled at your earliest convenience once a pastor has signed your application. At that time, the Membership Department will give you the necessary details involved in being baptized at Grace Church.)

4. Right Hand of Fellowship (RHOF)

This is the culminating moment when the congregation extends an official welcome to those who have finished their membership/baptism process. The RHOF occurs at the close of the designated evening worship service. Before the service, there is a reception with the elders of Grace, to welcome those joining as members that night.

Recent News

All →

Belonging to the Body

At Grace Community Church, we want every believer who belongs to Christ to be practically connected to His people....


Meaningful Membership

If you are not a member but want to minister or know what membership looks like at GCC, stop by the Member Center and register for one of our regular membership classes....


Equipped By Design

Did the early church have membership classes? It doesn’t seem likely. You may wonder, then, why do we ask our incoming members to attend classes?...


Among the Flock

As you survey the Scriptures looking at the responsibilities of elders, Peter makes it particularly clear that elders are to shepherd the flock of God “among” them (1 Peter 5:2)....


The Blessing of Belonging

It's hard to believe that Thanksgiving has already come and gone and Christmas is less than a month away....