You are invited to become a part of our family of faith.
The only requirement to join is belief in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.
BECOMING A MEMBER
If you and/or your family have discerned that you do, indeed, wish to become members
of Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church, we'd love to have you join our faith community.
LUNCH WITH THE PASTORS
A few times a year, the Membership Committee invites you to learn more about FCPC by attending a Lunch with the Pastors. At this casual and relaxed gathering, you will learn more about the ministry and mission of our church, get to know the pastors and other newcomers, and learn about next steps toward church membership.
MEET WITH A PASTOR
Before you join, the pastors want to know more about how we can walk alongside you. This is just a chance for us to get to know you and for you to ask any pressing questions, should you have them.
FILL OUT A MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION
The Session, our governing body, is required to approve all memberships. This application formalizes the process and allows for record-keeping.
OFFICIALLY BECOME A MEMBER IN WORSHIP
You may join by Transfer of Letter (move your membership from another church), Reaffirmation of Faith, or Profession of Faith (baptism). The pastors will talk with you about these methods and setting a date for joining.
Do I have to be baptized to join the church?
All members of Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church are baptized Christians. If you have already been baptized, you may join our church family by transferring your membership or by reaffirming your faith, which is agreeing to follow Jesus as your Lord and Savior and participate in the life of our church. If you are not baptized, you may become a member through a Profession of Faith (baptism). More about Baptism at FCPC.
Do I join when I get confirmed?
Yes. Anyone enrolled in the Confirmation program, once completed, officially becomes a member of FCPC. We still ask you to fill out the Membership Application and either join by Baptism (if you've never been baptized) or Reaffirmation of Faith. Confirmation Sunday is basically a special ceremony for teens/young adults who have been through a process of asking questions about their personal faith and what it means to be a part of the Body of Christ in the Church. We officially invite you in as a member of our congregation that Sunday. For more about the FCPC Confirmation Program, please contact Ryan Lancia (Director of Youth Ministry).
What do you offer for children?
We love kids, and we have a vibrant, healthy Children's ministry that strives to nurture children and their families to live a life of Christian faith. We believe it is one of the most important things we do as a community of faith, and we take our promises to kids very seriously. Children who join our church with their families are technically not official members until they Affirm or Profess their own faith, which happens after the Confirmation class. If you have questions about our Children's Ministries, please contact Pastor Lori Bass-Riley.
WHAT IS THE NEXT STEP?
Contact the Membership Committee Elders: Molly Childs or Cate Mettenburg.