Why Membership?

At AHCC, we believe membership matters. When God saves us through Jesus’s work on the cross, He not only calls us to a new life, but new life in community. The Bible says in 1st Corinthians 12 “Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it.” The Bible also says that “You are no longer foreigners and aliens, but fellow citizens with God’s people and members of God’s household.” When we come to know Jesus personally, we're adopted into God’s family to live life in authentic community with others.

We believe God desires for all Christians to commit to a local community of believers to:
  • Experience authentic and loving relationships that encourage, challenge, comfort and nurture
  • Love and support the church through their time, talents and treasures
  • Be equipped for ministry and mission to the world
  • Grow in their conformity to the character and habits of Jesus
Membership Process
As you think about making a decision to become a member at AHCC, know there are four steps involved in the process:


  1. Faith in Christ
    To be a member, you must have committed your life to Jesus Christ alone through faith in his death and resurrection. This doesn't mean the absence of struggles in your life; just that you have experienced salvation through Jesus and seeking to align your life with Him. Membership is open to Christians 18 years and older.

  2. Membership Class
    We require all prospective members to attend a one-day class where we cover things such as our church mission, vision, values, ministries, organization and more. At the end of the class, prospective members will be given a membership covenant to review, and eventually, sign.

  3. Interview
    We take time after completion of the class to sit down with each person/couple to hear their story, answer any questions they may have and talk more in detail about membership.

  4. Sunday Gathering Announcement
    Once prospective members have completed the one-day class, had their interview and signed the membership covenant, they're brought before the church on a Sunday morning for announcement and celebration with the church.