We welcome into our church family all believers who profess faith in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior, and especially visitors seeking to expand their understand of His love and purpose for their lives.
Communicant members are those who have been admitted to Communion by the Session, eligible to vote at congregational meetings, and able to be nominated to a leadership or teaching position.
Our Two Sacraments – Communion & Baptism
Communion — Jesus Christ, the Son of God and our Savior, instituted this sacrament on the night he was betrayed.
Baptism — We believe the Bible teaches that baptism is a covenant sign for believers and their children. We do not think that baptism saves someone but it signifies them as a part of the community of the church, receiving all of the benefits of that community. As an infant, parents bring their child to be baptized in obedience to God, trusting that the child will one day respond to God’s promises in faith.
As an older child or adult, baptism is for believers who have not previously been baptized but with the same meaning, you being brought into the community of the church. Adult baptism is the final step of church membership.
Children of a Member(s)
The children of believers through the covenant and by right of birth, are non-communing members of the church. Hence they are entitled to Baptism, and to the pastoral oversight, instruction and government of the church, with a view to their embracing Christ and thus possessing personally all benefits of the covenant.
Those who have not join our fellowship are referred to as either regular attenders or non-communing members. They can participate in nearly all church activities except communion, and voting at congregational meetings. They may want to consider attending an Inquirer’s Class to learn about becoming a communicant member within our congregation, that is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) .
The way in which non-members become Communicant members of LRPC is defined in our Presbyterian Book of Church Order (BCO) Chapter 6 – Church Members.