Wheeler Avenue New Members experience a series of welcoming engagements, with the aim of initiating a journey—From Intake to Involvement—that will establish a meaningful worship, witnessing and working connection for them. The purposes of the church, evangelism, discipleship, fellowship, ministry and worship, provide a focus for the new member ministry activities; and natural abilities as well as spiritual gifts are determined, with the aim of building a foundation for the new members’ continuous connection to Christ and participation in the work of His church.
FOR THOSE WHO ARE BORN INTO THE FAITH AND PREPARING FOR BAPTISM:
NEW BIRTH CELEBRATION FOR CHILDREN AND ADULTS—A welcome-to-the-family-of-God party! The party includes an interactive role- playing experience for children and a salvation conversation for adults. Both groups receive gift mementos and are provided an orientation to baptism.
FOR ALL ADULTS WHO ARE GROWING IN THE FAITH AND PREPARING TO SERVE:
FRESH START: This experience includes a media-presented, interactive process that orients adult new members to the Wheeler Avenue Church Ministry and motivates them to identify their role in the Body of Christ.
INVOLVEMENT SUNDAY: This activity is the opportunity for new members to receive spiritual gifts consultation and their passport to ministry participation.