The Christian life is to be lived together. The church is the primary sphere where we keep the Bible's one another commands: live in harmony with one another (Rom. 12:16), outdo one another in showing honor (Rom. 12:10), comfort one another (1 Cor. 13:11), serve one another (Gal. 5:13), bear one another's burdens (Gal. 6:2), be kind to one another, forgive one another (Eph. 4:32), encourage one another (1 Thess. 4:18), love one another (1 John 4:7).
Joining Hays Hills is your way of saying, "This is where I will keep the one another commands." It places you under the pastoral care of our elders, clearly identifying you as one for whom they will have to give an account (Heb. 13:17) and identifies you as one our members will live in harmony with, show honor to, comfort, serve, forgive, encourage, and love.
Step One: Place your faith in Jesus Christ for salvation and be baptized
You can find more information about trusting in Christ for salvation here.
Step Two: Complete a response card in one of our services indicating you'd like to join
Placing a response card in the offering allows one of our pastors to contact you and setup a time to visit with you and your family. Don't be intimidated! It's simply a way for us to get to know you and your family, hear your story and answer any questions you might have about our church.
Step Three: Attend Lunch with Pastor Aaron and Hays Hills' Core Beliefs
Lunch with Pastor Aaron is served at noon in the Fellowship Hall just outside the Sanctuary once a month. RSVPs are appreciated to help us know how much food to prepare. During the lunch you’ll have an opportunity to visit with Pastor Aaron, be introduced to the rest of the church staff, discuss the mission and goals of the church, and be given an overview of the many ministries the church and areas to serve.
Hays Hills’ Core Beliefs is taught at 6:45pm one Wednesday each month. Pastor Aaron covers the core beliefs of our church, as well as the church covenant and answers any questions about our doctrine and philosophy of ministry.
Step Four: Affirm and sign the church covenant
Why does the cashier at the convenience store require you to sign your receipt? It's your pledge to pay what has been billed. The store takes your signature seriously even when you're simply purchasing a candy bar and a stick of gum. We believe church membership is far more important than anything a convenience store offers. So we ask prospective members to sign the church covenant as their pledge to live in gospel community with the other believers at Hays Hills.