MembershipAt Sequoia we recognize the need for a formal membership. We ask you to commit to membership for four reasons:
1. A Biblical Reason: Christ is committed to the church
“...Christ loved the church, and he gave his life for it.” Ephesians 5:25
2. A Cultural Reason: It is an antidote to our society
We live in an age where very few want to be committed to anything...a job...a marriage...our country. This attitude has even produced a generation of “church shoppers and hoppers”. Membership swims against the current of Canada’s “consumer religion.” It is an unselfish decision. Commitment always builds character.
3. A Practical Reason: It defines who can be counted on
Every team must have a roster. Every school must have an enrollment. Every business has a payroll. Every army has an enlistment. Even our country takes a census and requires voter registration. Membership identifies our family ... our committed team members!
4. A Personal Reason: It produces spiritual growth
The New Testament places a major emphasis on the need for Christians to be accountable to each other for spiritual growth. Accountability is a natural byproduct of being committed to a specific church family.
What is expected of me as a member?
At Sequoia we will never ask our members to do more than the Bible clearly teaches. We only expect our members to be faithful to basic Biblical tenants that are true for every Christian. These responsibilities are spelled out in the Application for Membership and the Membership Covenant which we require members to sign annually. If you are interested in reading the church By-Laws that govern our church as a charitable incorporation you can review these here (Sequoia By-Laws, PTL By-Laws). Sequoia is not a perfect church but it is a very special church where God is working, and we hope you will consider joining the Sequoia family. Please submit Application for Membership to Pastor Ryan Dawson, or drop it in the offering basket on Sunday at Sequoia. If you have questions about membership please email Pastor Ryan at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 613-224-0700.
Annual Vision Night and Members Meeting - Jan. 20, 2013
2012 Report and 2013 Financials
Vote on Budget and Trustee Affirmation - Feb. 3, 2013
2013 Proxy Vote Form