Membership & Covenanting

What does membership look like at James Street Mennonite Church?

At JSMC, we don’t have any classes or requirements you have to fulfill in order to be a member – if you are actively participating in congregational life and consider us to be your church family, we consider you a member and a part of our community of faith! 

In lieu of formal membership, each year we engage in what we call covenanting. Over the course of a few Sundays, we revisit our mission, vision, and values and speak to what we believe God is calling us to in the year ahead. We then invite each person to enter into a covenant relationship with this community of faith, envisioning how they might participate in congregational life and ministry in the year ahead. Each member is an important part of living out our mission, vision, and values, and we have all been given different gifts and passions with which to serve Christ and the world. We are all invited to respond based on how and where the Spirit is nudging us to actively engage in worship, community, and mission.

January 28 was our annual covenanting Sunday. All were (and are) invited to review our JSMC mission and renew our commitment to our vision. If you were unable to attend, you can watch the service by clicking HERE.  

The paper chain display is in the small alcove outside the sanctuary; you are welcome to sign your name on a slip of paper and put the paper in the basket as a sign of your covenanting with God and our JSMC community! (It will be attached at a later date.)