Redeemer Presbyterian Church

Renewing the city socially, spiritually and culturally

Membership and baptism

Membership | Baptism | Registration schedule




To be a member of a church is to make a public promise to live according to the Word and to support the work of the congregation. In the Bible this is called a covenant. Every believer is part of the church when we think about it as an organism (the Spiritual Body of Christ), but only by a public promise can someone be part of the church as an organization. A public promise, or covenant, is the basis for all society according to the Bible: marriage, employment, citizenship and church membership are all relationships of accountability.

Membership in a church is not like membership in a social club or other organization. Most organization members are consumers — the organization exists to serve them. The church of Christ is a completely different community — membership means ministry and service, going from being a consumer to becoming a provider of God’s love and care to others. At Redeemer, we take seriously that we are a church not for ourselves, but for others.

Learn more about the membership process.




Adult baptism

If you have never been baptized before and would like to be, you will need to complete the church membership process at Redeemer first. Be sure to discuss your desire at your membership interview. This will allow you to be scheduled for baptism on the day you take your membership vows in front of your affiliated congregation.


Infant and child baptism


Older children


Registration schedule


Upcoming Intro to Redeemer sessions

Click on the congregation that you regularly attend to register for their Intro to Redeemer session.






East Side


March 5

12 to 1:30 p.m. Hunter College West Building, Rm. 508


March 26

12 to 2 p.m.

The Salvation Army, Mumford Hall

East Side


April 12

7 to 8:30 p.m. Redeemer Offices, 1166 Avenue of the Americas
West Side


June 21

7:00 to 8:30 p.m. W83 Ministry Center, Rm. 406
East Side


April 30

12 to 1:30 p.m. Hunter College West Building, Rm. 508


If you would like, you may get started on Step 2 (membership videos and application) of the membership process now.

Contact [email protected] if you need assistance.