Questions to be asked of new members (2016)
To become a member of the church, we ask that you affirm your faith in the Holy Trinity through the Lord Jesus Christ, and that you promise to be committed to the church in the way the Bible requires, by answering the questions below:
(i) Do you hold to the Christian Faith in the one God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, as expressed in the Apostlesí Creed?
(ii) Have you been baptised, and have you received from Jesus Christ the cleansing from sin and new life in the Holy Spirit which baptism symbolises?
(iii) Do you believe that Jesus died on the cross to pay the penalty for your sins, and do you personally repent of your sins and trust in him alone for your forgiveness?
(iv)Do you recognise the authority of the Elders, and assent to the governance and oversight of the International Presbyterian Church, and are you willing to accept their discipline, if that should ever be necessary?
(v) Do you promise to support this church by prayer, giving money and time, and caring practically for individuals?
(vi)Do you commit yourself to building and maintaining healthy relationships within this church, treating your fellow believers as your brothers and sisters in Christ?
Previous Questions 2015
1. Do you know that God exists as a personal God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, and acknowledge that Jesus Christ was God in the flesh?
2. Do you acknowledge that you are a sinner, not only in thought, word and deed, but in your very nature; thus if God were to judge you as you deserve he would have to condemn you?
3. Do you know that when Jesus Christ died on the cross, he paid the penalty for your sin and did everything necessary to make you right with God?
4. Do you know God's promise that "he who believes on the Son has eternal life", and have you personally repented of your sin and trusted Christ as your saviour, so that you can say without presumption that you are now a child of God?
5. Do you intend to serve Christ and to make him lord over every area of your life, realizing that this may be costly and that you will need to depend daily on God's strength?
6. Do you recognise the authority of the elders and are you willing to accept their discipline if that should ever be necessary?
7. Do you promise to support this congregation by prayer, giving, and caring practically for individuals?
8. Do you commit yourself to fostering healthy relationships in this congregation, recognising that this includes the stifling of gossip and the expression of any criticism in a positive and humble way to the person concerned?