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Membership

The Bible teaches that membership in a local church is one of the most basic ways that Christians follow Jesus. In fact, it is so basic that the authors of the New Testament simply assume that every Christian will be part of a local church. The reason for this is simple. The local church is at the heart of God’s plan to save sinners through the gospel of his Son, Jesus Christ. As a member of Christ Church Queensferry you will experience deeper relationships with other believers by seeing up close what it means to care for others, forgive others, serve others and loving others.

Our Membership Process

 

Membership Class

If you’re interested in joining Christ Church Queensferry, our membership class is the place to start. In this introductory class we’ll walk you through our vision, values, statement of faith, church covenant, and our life together as a church family. This class is a relaxed time of teaching and conversation and there is no pressure to take things any further after you've heard what we're all about.

WHEN:    Typically the third Sunday of every other month during term-time.
TIME:        10:15am-12:00pm.

Membership Application

After prospective members have taken our membership class, they are encouraged to request a membership application from the the church office if they want to continue exploring church membership with us. You can contact the office by clicking here.

If you are transferring from another church, we would normally expect you to have left your current church in good standing and attended Christ Church Queensferry for 3-6 months before submitting your application.

Membership Interview

Once the application is received and reviewed, we will schedule a time for you to sit down with a couple of our elders. It's not as intimidating as it sounds - ask any of our new members! It’s simply an opportunity for us to get to know each other, and for us to hear about how you came to follow Jesus.

After you have attended the membership class, submitted a membership application and met with the elders for a membership interview, our congregation will gather at our regularly scheduled members’ meeting to affirm each new member. The reason we do this is that you’re not just making a commitment to an elder; you’re committing to love, care for, and serve an entire church community, and that church community is making the same commitment to you. It is one way we remind ourselves of the amazing responsibility we have to care for one another.

We publicly welcome new members into membership when we gather to take the Lord's Supper.

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Hello and welcome to our church. If you are a new visitor, we have a page for you to get to know us and plan your visit.
Please click here.

Planning your Visit

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The following information will help you plan your first visit, so that you know, beforehand, what to expect on a Sunday. Below you'll find information about our location, parking options, accessibility, the format of our meetings and what we have on for children and babies.

If we have missed anything, just let us know by using the form at the bottom of this page.

Where and When

We meet at Rosebery Hall, 17 West Terrace, South Queensferry, EH30 9LL for our Sunday Service which starts at 2:30pm.

For your first visit, we recommend arriving 10-15 minutes early to ensure you find somewhere to park and find somewhere to sit before the service begins.

When you arrive, you should be greeted by someone on our Welcome Team who will be wearing a Welcome lanyard. If you have kids with you, the Welcome Team can tell you about our crèche and Sunday School.

Plan your journey

Here is a link where you can open Google Maps.

Parking

The building itself has no parking. There is free parking on Morison Gardens, Station Road and The BinksScotmid also has free parking but only for 2 hours so be careful to avoid a ticket!

Accessibility

There is wheelchair access to the rear of the building (accessed via the flats at the bottom of The Loan). We have a ramp set out each Sunday and someone from the Welcome Team is always standing by to assist. As you come along the corridor you'll find accessible toilets on your left. From there you'll enter the main corridor and our meeting room is only a few metres away. We have moveable seating rather than pews and we have plenty of space for wheel chairs.

If there is something we can do to improve access for you, please let us know. We want to make our church as accessible as we can because we want everyone to feel welcome.

Our Service

The service begins at 2:30pm with a warm welcome from the person leading the service. The service includes different aspects: songs (led by our musicians), prayers, Bible readings, as well as news and notices being shared.

One of our leaders will then give a talk based on a passage from the Bible. The talk will help us understand what the passage meant for the original hearers and us now, how it points to Jesus Christ, and how it applies to our everyday life. We then finish with a final song.

At least once a month we also take the Lord's Supper together. This is offered to all members who are in good standing with their church family and who aren't living in unrepentant sin. Visitors who belong to other gospel-preaching churches where they are in good standing, not living in unrepentant sin and where they'd normally take the Lord's Supper, are also welcome to participate. Everyone else is welcome to observe what is happening.

At the end of the service there is always someone around to talk with you about what you have heard or about anything else that you want to talk about!

What about my kids? 

We have a great programme lined up for kids:

  • Crèche (0 months to 3 years).
  • Sunday School (3 years to the end of Primary 7).
Children under 3 years old can be dropped off at crèche before the service begins. In crèche the children get a snack. Please let the crèche leader know if your child has any dietary requirements and please make sure you pack a water bottle for them to use during this time. 

Children over 3 years old stay with their parent or grown-up for the first part of the service. We really value worshipping God all together as a family. Part way through the service someone will announce that it’s time for Sunday School. If it is your first Sunday you will need to go with your children to register them as part of our child safety policy. Even if you come regularly you still need to take the children to Sunday School to sign them in.

In Sunday School there is a friendly welcome, bible stories and lessons, praying, music, craft, drama and fun games. Please remember to pick your children up when the service finishes!

Children

Nursing Mums' Room
If you would like somewhere discreet to feed your little one or you just need to settle them, we have a room specifically set aside for this near our main meeting hall. Just ask one of Welcome Team to show you the way.

You'll find baby changing facilities in the accessible toilet which is just off the main corridor.
 
Get in touch with us to plan your visit
If you would like to come and visit the church beforehand you are more than welcome! Get in touch and we can arrange a time that suits you.
 
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Comments / Questions or anything you would like to say?

Next, we will contact you by email to say hello and help arrange anything necessary for your visit.
  
We hope that whoever you are, you will feel very welcome when you visit!
 
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