Altan Presbyterian Church
108 West Sandy Ridge Road
Monroe, NC 28112
P.O. Box 3157
Monroe, NC 28111
Interested in Joining Altan?
No one can fulfill Christ’s commission alone. For this reason, God created the Church to be a body with many members. We are commanded by Christ to be involved in a local fellowship of believers. A way of “giving permission” to your fellow Christians to hold you accountable to your promise is to become a member of Altan. Only in community do you enjoy the sense of belonging that comes from a fellowship of Christians where you learn to give love. God has given you special gifts to enrich the lives of others. You have the opportunity to change lives for Good by carrying Christ’s message of love to the world.
Becoming a Member:
The purpose of our membership process is to help every individual who desires to become a member of Altan Presbyterian Church have a firm faith commitment to Jesus Christ, to grow in their relationship with Jesus, to develop meaningful relationships with other members, and to find a fulfilling place of service and ministry.
Those seeking membership will be asked to take the following three steps:
Step One – Indication of Interest
After each Sunday morning worship service, the Pastor or one of the Elders of our church will be available to meet with those interested in membership. The Pastor or one of the Elders will be more than happy to explain the three steps and help you begin the process. As you seek God’s will in being a member of a New Testament Church, let us answer your questions and extend to you a warm welcome to Altan.
Step Two – Presentation as a Candidate for Membership
Even though Altan Presbyterian Church is a small church, we take seriously the assimilation of our new members into the life of our congregation. Those seeking membership in Altan will be presented as candidates for membership at the Monthly Elder’s Meeting. This is simply an opportunity for those interested in joining to learn what we believe is the essence of the Christian faith, to understand our purpose statement and who we are as a church, and what is expected of our members.
You may join our fellowship in any of three ways:
- Profession of Faith – for those making a first time declaration of their faith in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior (if never baptized, you will be baptized).
- Reaffirmation of Faith – for those who have made a previous commitment to Jesus and have been baptized but do not have a current church membership to transfer.
- Letter of Transfer – for those who are currently an active member in another church and wish to transfer their membership.
Step Three – Public Reception in Worship
All new members will be introduced and presented to the congregation at a Sunday morning worship service following meeting with our Pastor and Elders at their monthly meeting.. As a candidate for membership you will be asked to affirm your faith in Jesus Christ and your commitment to membership in Altan Presbyterian Church. If any have not been baptized, we will schedule your baptism in a special service.