Members of Church on the Heath are expected to be Christians who share our vision, and are willing to affirm the statement of belief and values, and who demonstrate commitment to it.
Alongside the partnership of Kings Heath Baptist Church and the Anglican Parish of Kings Heath [recognised in the Governing Document for Church on the Heath LEP], other Christians, not aligned to either denomination, have committed themselves to serving God through the ministry of the church. From the early days they have been fully integrated into every aspect of the life of Church on the Heath, and played a full part in the ensuing growth of the church.
In recognition of this regular attenders can opt for one of three forms of belonging:
- As Baptist members, also on the Common Roll of Church on the Heath.
- As Anglican members (on the electoral roll of the Parish); also on the Common Roll of Church on the Heath.
- As Associate members who choose not to be affiliated with either Anglican or Baptist churches.
Under the leadership of the Trustees, Associate members will be encouraged to exercise their gifts within the church, and their contribution to any discussions, sharing of a vision etc. will be both recognised and valued. As per the governing document for Church on the Heath LEP only Baptist and Anglican members will have the right to a vote in congregational meetings, or to be appointed as Trustees, however, the contribution and views of Associate members shall be listened to in every meeting of Members as part of any decision making process.
The Common Roll of Church Members and a list of Associate Members shall be kept and revised annually at the AGM.