A Brief Introduction:
Welcome to Paradise Calvary Chapel’s Membership Class! If you’re here, it’s probably because you want to be more involved in church than just a typical Sunday morning attendance. Welcome! We’re glad you’re here!
First thing’s first: don’t be mistaken when you hear us use the word “member.” There is a bit of a stigma attached to the word, especially in Calvary Chapel circles, as if being a member of a church means you’re part of an exclusive club that’s promised extra heavenly treasure for being extra holy. By contrast, when we say “member,” we’re are alluding to Paul’s words: “You are the body of Christ and individually members of it” (I Corinthians 12:27 ESV).
Our church building has the privilege of being in the center of a major traffic hub: not only are we in a major tourist city, but we are super close to UNLV, the airport, Sunset Park, and some shelters for the homeless. That being said, we get a lot of visitors, first-timers, out-of-towners, and folks who are curious about church. Some people we only see for a single service, but others—like yourselves—have been faithful to keep showing up.
That’s why, in May of 2023, we hosted our very first Membership Class. This was a chance for us as a church to be able to clearly see our brothers and sisters who are committed to being in the trenches with us. This class is for those who want to plug in to this church family, who want to go deeper in their spiritual growth beyond simply attending Sunday services, and who want to learn how to become more involved in Paradise’s many ministries. This class is for recognizing the hands, the feet, the mouths, and the arms—the members–of our local Body, so that we can live out our church mantra of knowing, loving, and living under God and alongside others.
The four classes were recorded for anyone who missed it and for those someday-members who weren’t yet around to join in person. The recordings are posted below. Next to each video is the corresponding notes worksheet. Click the pop-out button in the upper right of the document so you can print it out and follow along with each teaching. We hope these educate and encourage you! Feel free to reach out via our contact page if you have any questions.