Part of the Body
Choosing to become a member at Second Mile means this church is your spiritual home and community. Members of God's church are more than just attenders. The Bible describes the church as a body of Christ, and membership is a commitment by individuals to serve that body together to further the mission of Jesus in our city.
Members are people who place their hope for salvation in Jesus and choose to live connected and committed to their local church to further the gospel in our city and in the nations. They are people who give of their time, money, resources, gifts, skills, and talents. They take ownership of life as a part of God's church as both servants and leaders to help Second Mile be a healthy, missional body of believers.
Discover Second Mile
If you think Second Mile might be a good place to call your church home, Discover Second Mile is the first step toward making that happen. You'll get to eat with Second Mile's elders, hear about our core values and theology, and ask questions to understand the church you want to partner with.
After attending Discover Second Mile, you can decide whether you want to move forward with becoming a member of Second Mile. The next step in that process is Walking the Second Mile.
Walking the Second Mile
Walking the Second Mile is a class focused on you as a part of something bigger than yourself. The body of Christ has many different parts all working toward one goal, so we want to discuss personalities, strengths, and spiritual gifts to highlight the need for a variety of people to function together in the church.
If you have done the following, we would love for you to attend Walking the Second Mile:
- Attend the Discover Second Mile class
- Take the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and know your MBTI preferences
- Purchase the book StrengthsFinder 2.0 and take the StrengthsFinder test online (access code from the book is required, so don't buy a used copy)
- Started the process, on your own and with your community, to discover possible areas of spiritual giftedness
During Walking the Second Mile, we will discuss MBTI, StrengthsFinder, and spiritual gifts as they apply to living with and working alongside your spiritual community.
This class will also explain the expectations of what it means to be a covenant member of Second Mile.
The covenant is a promise by members to members to hold fast to one another in relationships, follow Biblical doctrine, and work towards the mission of seeing the gospel transform lives. It lays out the higher degree of responsibility that members aspire to, as well as the obligations and responsibilities of the elders as leaders and shepherds of this church.
After you attend Walking the Second Mile, you will have the opportunity to meet with an elder to ask any further questions you have about this church. Then, you can sign a covenant to commit to membership at Second Mile.