The Meaning of Membership

DSC_1580Since Jubilee! is an inclusive faith community, everyone is welcome to join us in a “call to life!” Everyone involved with Jubilee! is considered a Jubilant (you may even hear or read the word “Jubers” on occasion!).

Some Jubilants choose to be active on ministry teams, attend our celebrations regularly, and participate in a nurture program, and still choose not to become a Jubilee! member. All Jubilants are valued for the unique way they respond to God’s call for their lives, regardless of their decision about membership.

Those who feel called to commit their lives to God through Jubilee! are asked to participate in “Pathways to Membership.” “Pathways” is a combined social gathering and informational overview of what Jubilee! Is all about – its structure, its teams, etc. – combined with food, music and fun! Those who complete the program and choose to become a member are asked to make the following commitments:

• Accept the Jubilee! affirmations as a vision and basis of operation of the community

• Actively participate in one of the Jubilee! Teams

• Support Jubilee! financially through proportional giving

• Celebrate with the community on a regular basis

• Be intentional about nurturing and sharing one’s faith

• Intentionally engage in activities to make the world a better place

• Live a life focused on forgiveness, justice, imagination and joy

 

Once Jubilants become members, they are eligible to serve on the board and are eligible to nominate themselves or others to serve on the board.

Regardless of anyone’s choice regarding membership, we are grateful to all who celebrate with us, and for the manner in which each person responds to God’s call and participates in the life of the community.