...a place to belong

 

Our Goal is to ensure that every person who comes to Celebration Church is fully aware of all the support available for them, to provide the foundation for membership and to encourage and track their active participation in ministry using our Next Step System. At Celebration Church membership is the first step in our "Next Step System" and is championed by our Community Purpose team.

Celebration Church encourages everyone to continually take their next step in Christian maturity beginning with a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Our Membership Team focuses on directing people to complete the Membership Encounter, Foundations Training and the New Members class (The Starting Line)then connecting members to Small Groups. We believe God's Power is expressed through the Christian Community which is our Small Groups. Small Group is not something we do, it is who we are!

We look forward to welcoming you into the family!

Pastor of Community

Larry Walker
Celebration Church
410-997-2088 x107
443-676-1037 cell
lwalker@wininlife.com
 
 
 

SCRIPTURE
"All the believers were together and had everything in common. And the Lord added to their numbers daily those who were being saved." Acts 2:44, 47b

VISION
"Transforming our Community into the family of Christ"

MISSION
To help people win in life through shared fellowship in the family of God beginning with a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

 

Becoming a Member


Becoming a member of Celebration Church involves a three-step process: completing the Membership Encounter, confirming a personal relationship with Jesus Christ (Foundations Training), and the Starting Line class. These classes will provide a clear understanding of the history, structure, vision, strategy, purpose, core values and expectations of Celebration Church. From the Membership Encounter you'll go into either the Foundations Training Class (new believers) or the new members' class called The Starting Line, or you can take Foundations Training and Starting Line together (they are offered on different days).

Membership Encounter

Is an informative session which takes place once per quarter throughout the year. Registration for this encounter is free and is open to everyone interested in learning more about Celebration Church. This encounter is facilitated by Pastor Larry Walker and the Community Ministry Team. We look forward to having you join us at the next Membership Encounter.

Foundations Training (Required for New Believers)

This class is designed for new believers and anyone who may be uncertain or struggling with their salvation. Foundations Training is just what it says; it will give you a solid foundation for a Christ Centered life, from the Bible. In this class you will gain a solid foundation on the five Assurances: Salvation, Answered Prayer, Forgiveness, Victory over Sin, and Guidance. You will receive the training necessary for a strong understanding of Christianity. Foundations Training takes place every Tuesday evening and is facilitated by Pastor Robbie. 

The Starting Line Class

Once a person has made it to The Starting Line they are ready to run.This class is the next step of the membership process.It is designed to maintain the high sense of energy and excitement of being a connected part of God's family that flourishes all around CelebrationChurch.Here participants get the answer to questions about who we are, Small Groups and the value of personal connection, how we carry out God's plan for the local church, and how they fit into that plan.The class will provide a thorough understanding of the five Biblical Purposes on which CelebrationChurch operates.Students are then encouraged to use these purposes to chart their Next Step toward Christian maturity.Our teaching strategy prepares students to live victoriously as Champions.Close relationships are established during this eight week period and it often becomes one of the environments from which a new Small Group is formed.The Starting Line Class is offered on Sunday afternoon during the 12 noon service the Sunday following a Membership Encounter.

 

Expectations


What should you expect from Celebration Church?



Spiritual Support


In times of crisis, as well as under ordinary circumstances, the Pastor and Celebration Church stand ready to assist you in your spiritual growth and development. "...But God has combined the members of the body and has given greater honor to the parts that lack it, so that there should be no division in the body, but that its parts should have equal concern for each other. If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it." -1 Cor. 12:24-26

Each worship service is focused on declaring to you the whole counsel of God. 
"We have not received the spirit of the world but the Spirit who is from God, that we may understand what God has freely given us. This is what we speak, not in words taught us by human wisdom but in words taught by the Spirit, expressing spiritual truths in spiritual words." - 1 Cor. 2:12-13

Pastoral Visitations


The Pastors and or the Group/Ministry Leaders make every attempt to visit those who are sick for prayer and counseling where needed. Please be sure to call the church to let us know your needs. If you desire counseling, please contact one of the staff Pastors, to make your initial appointment with them.

Opportunities to Serve


The Lord places persons in the Body of Christ as it pleases Him. Whatever gifts you possess will make a place for you (1 Corinthians 12:31). No one will force you to assume responsibilities. (1 Chronicles 21:1, 5-18). Training opportunities will be provided for whatever areas of responsibility you assume at Celebration Church (2 Timothy 2:2).

What Will The Church Expect of You?

The Bible records that the first believers met day by day, not only in the Temple (the gathering of the whole Church) but in their homes, eating with glad and humble hearts, praising God and enjoying the good will of the people (Acts 2:46, 5:42, 20:20). This describes a special rhythm of the Church; the small group providing the intense community life which gave depth to the large-group gatherings. Our expectations are based upon the goal of you having a balanced and productive Christian life. 

In short we expect that you will find Celebration Church to be a great place to call home. And that you seek God's will as it relates to your service as a Christian expressed by your involvement in knowing, growing, serving, sharing, and worshiping Him.

 

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