EVANGELICAL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH IN S.A.
(SWISS MISSION IN S.A. FOUNDED IN 1875)

Membership

The Church recognises two categories of members:

Baptised Members

Baptised members are considered full members of the Church. With the invocation of the Holy Spirit, they have bound themselves publicly to live according to the Gospel, have committed themselves to serve God by serving their fellows and to promote the Kingdom of God with all their strength, and are admitted to communicant membership of the Church.

Catechumens

Catechumens seek instruction in the faith and bind themselves to live according to the Gospel until such time as they may be admitted to communicant membership. This category also embraces such as have been baptised or received in infancy and have yet to be admitted to communicant membership.

Any member of any branch of any other church may be admitted to membership provided he/she has taken proper leave of his congregation of origin and bears a certificate to this effect. The Church may, however, require that such candidates receive furher training in the faith before they are admitted to full membership.