Haven City Church does not keep a formal membership list as of 2019 but we do believe that commitment to a church family is vital for every Christian. God doesn't just save us from sin. He also calls us to be in relationship with other believers, submit under spiritual authority, care for our brothers and sisters and hold one another accountable. Those things don't happen well without a personal commitment to the church.
Once an individual has professed faith in Christ and made a commitment to Haven City Church we ask that they do three things: Community, Claim, and Contribute.
Community is another word for expressing the value of our Christian relationships. God has rescued us and restored us so that we can have healthy relationships with one another. He has put us in each other's lives for a purpose. We do community by gathering on Sundays for worship and throughout the week in missional community groups. If you are committed to Haven City Church then you are committed to putting into practice what the Bible says about Christian relationships.
Claim is our commitment to spiritual growth. God doesn't just want us to be forgiven of our sins, he wants to form us into new people. He has provided his Spirit and his Word (the Bible) to do this forming work. God also gives to the church teachers who help equip the saints for the work they are called to do.
This works itself out practically in that we do quarterly live discipleship seminars on Saturday mornings and we have an online discipleship class that anyone can enroll in. This online class is called Claim One: Vitals. You can enroll here.
As members of Haven City Church we contribute ourselves to the work God is doing in Baltimore City. We are all in! Our life is the contribution. We now live as missionaries in our every day lives. We do outreach together in Southeast Baltimore. We give financially to the church. We serve on Sundays. We are hospitable, generous and caring.
If you would like to make this commitment to Haven City Church please let us know. You can talk with Pastor Josh on a Sunday or send him an email through the contact page.