Membership Class

“And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of bread and prayer … and the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.” — Acts 2:42,47

upcoming class!

A Fall membership course is being offered by Pastors Grotenhuis and Spotts for all those who are interested in becoming members at PURC. The course will be offered on two consecutive Saturday mornings at Phoenix URC: May 18 & 25, from 9-am until 12 pm. Coffee and bagels will be provided. If you are planning to attend, please contact Pastor Grotenhuis:

PURC offers a multi-week course for people considering membership. The class is designed to give prospective members information about our church’s history, beliefs, and practices. We welcome questions and comments. Current members have expressed appreciation for the insight they gained during the course.

Note—there is no obligation or expectation for all those who attend to become members. The purpose is simply to help you explore the Faith and make an informed decision about where to worship and serve. 

topics covered:

  • The meaning and importance of church membership

  • Christian fundamentals and Reformed distinctives

  • History of this local church and the URCNA

  • Articles of Church Order (i.e., principles and practices of our Federation).

upcoming Dates:

May 18 & 25, from 9-am until 12 pm at the church.

Materials & Resources

Membership Study Guide (.pdf)

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Related resources

Why become a member?

“Before thinking about membership, our advice is to attend PURC for awhile. Worship with us. Interact. See our assets and warts. Then, if you think PURC may be a home for you, take the membership course. We think you’ll be glad you did.”  — Pastor Phil