We believe that God calls us to commit ourselves not only to Christ, but also to following Jesus with a local expression of his Body, the church. Our community is one expression of the body of Christ in our city. When you ask how can I “be a part of Rhythm,” our first response is simply to say, “Come have a seat at the table. We’d love for you to take part in everything we do. If you want in, you’re in.” However, if the question you’re asking is “How do I live as a disciple of Jesus, commit myself to this community, and participate in the mission?” – then we invite you to consider becoming part of the Vowed Community.
Joining the Vowed Community is a great step to take if you are a follower of Jesus and see Rhythm as your “church home.” The Vowed Community are the people in Rhythm who are ready to say, “This is my church! I want to follow Jesus with these people and to invest in this community.”
Below are two documents that help to articulate more about Rhythm and what it means to join the Vowed Community:
Joining the Vowed Community 101 gives a basic overview of Rhythm’s history, purpose, the Rhythm of Life, and the commitments of being part of the Vowed Community. Everyone considering making this commitment needs to read this short document.
Joining the Vowed Community 201 is a deeper explanation of Rhythm’s theology, core convictions, leadership structure, and strategy. This is a much longer, more detailed document.
Each year in the early fall, we take time in Public Worship to reaffirm our commitment to following Jesus together and recognize those who are joining the Vowed Community for the first time or renewing this commitment.
If you connect with Rhythm in the middle of the year and want to make this commitment, then please talk with one of the pastors! We would love to discuss this with you.
Please contact Matt with any questions or thoughts.