"You are the salt of the earth." Matthew 5:13
The kind of person who can no longer find what he or she is seeking in existing traditional forms of religion, or who has become disillusioned with Christianity, can feel stimulated towards a renewed search through contact with The Christian Community.
In many cases this begins with a sampling of the life of the community, and taking part in everything that takes place, without committing oneself. If The Christian Community becomes a strengthening source of inner renewal, then the step of becoming an active participant in the congregation will follow quite naturally.
The decision to formally become a member of The Christian Community is a further step, one that only an adult is mature enough to make. In The Christian Community, children who are baptized are not automatically members, although seen as fully belonging to the community until they can make their own decision about where they feel at home spiritually. The timing and circumstances of the decision to become a member are individual and unique. Members are not required to subscribe to articles of faith. What is required is a sense of belonging in The Christian Community as one's spiritual home.
Conversations with the priest help to prepare for the step into membership, and to clarify this mature, free decision, and its importance for the future. Formal membership includes signing a membership book in the presence of a priest.
Further reading: The Christian Community, Louise Madsen, Floris Books.