Become A Member


Spring 2024 Membership Class – Registration now open!

Participants must attend all five of the gatherings below—in person or via Zoom—to be eligible for membership.

  • Session 1: 4/14, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
  • Session 2: 4/21, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
  • Session 3: 4/28, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
  • Session 4: 5/05, 1:00 PM – 3:15 PM
  • Joining Sunday: 5/12, 9:00 PM – 1:00 PM

If you are available on all five dates, please see the additional details below and register here by Monday, April 8:

WHY should I become a member?

At Riverside, membership is more than a title, the right to vote on church business, or to serve as a lay leader. It is about responding to God’s call. It is about belonging to a community that resonates with your heart and soul.

By joining The Riverside Church, you are joining a community that seeks to welcome, affirm, and celebrate all God’s children. Together, we are cultivating a community of justice, peace and love that heals and transforms the world.

HOW do I become a member?

Offered four times a year, our four-session Membership Classes, facilitated by the Office of Membership, Care & Parish Life, provide rich and interactive opportunities for prospective members to explore Riverside’s mission, delve into our rich history, and understand our ministries and practices—particularly what it means to be a congregation-led church.

Throughout this learning and fellowship experience, you are encouraged to engage in a process of discerning God’s calling to this unique faith community. On “Joining Sunday,” after you profess your faith in Jesus Christ to the assembled congregation, we literally roll out the red carpet and warmly welcome you into the Riverside family.

As a member, you are an integral contributor in our collective pursuit of justice, peace, and love. Your regular participation in worship and the broader life of the community adds to the tapestry of transformation that defines Riverside. Each new member is a unique blessing from God and offers special gifts that enrich the congregation.

If you are seeking a community in Christ, consider making The Riverside Church your spiritual home. Let our Membership Ministry support you on your journey of faith, connection, and transformation as we follow Christ together and cultivate a community that changes lives and transforms the world.