We view membership as an opportunity to bless you, not as a method to control you. When you join RMPC, you become part of a flock that is led by an elder and a deacon. The elder commits to shepherd you spiritually. This includes calling you every month to hear what is happening in your life, ask how the church can minister to you, and pray with you. The elder further commits to shepherd you through other life issues that require more than a phone call. Every month the elders meet to report on their shepherding calls and pray for the congregation. The deacon in your flock commits to care for your physical needs. This may include arranging a moving crew, bringing you meals, or offering assistance from the church if you are struggling financially. Needless to say, we take our commitment to care for you very seriously. Membership also means you will be asked to serve in some capacity, and you will be able to vote during congregational meetings.