PATH TO MEMBERSHIP

All are welcome! We are thankful for your interest in St. John’s Episcopal Church in New Braunfels, Texas.

MEET WITH OUR RECTOR

Feel free to schedule an appointment directly with Father Ripp Hardaway.
Fr. Ripp responds quickest to text messages.
Email: [email protected] | Cell: (361) 633-9225 | Office: (830) 625-2532

Ripp Hardaway

Rector

ATTEND ST. JOHN'S 101

St. John’s 101 is a series of ten classes that can be joined at any time throughout the semester. This class is designed to help those new to this church become familiar with St. John’s Episcopal Church and The Episcopal Faith. This is also the class needed if you are seeking to be Confirmed, Received or Reaffirmed into the Episcopal faith. For more info, contact Rev. Ripp Hardaway at (361) 633-9225, or email [email protected]

ATTEND "WELCOME TO THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER" CLASS

The Book of Common Prayer is the central unifying instrument to living as an Episcopalian or Anglican. Join me as we journey through Vicki K. Black’s book in order to enrich our faith with this incredible guide to our union with God, whom we seek to love. This class is designed with 30-minute review and 10-15 of practice where Fr. Ripp will review key points in the book and share practical examples of using it to nurture our relationship with God and one another. If you have any questions about this course, please email [email protected]

ATTEND A NEWCOMERS' EVENT

All newcomers are invited to attend various Newcomers' Events throughout the year. Keep an eye out for an email invitation as gatherings are planned.

TURN IN A NEW MEMBER CARD

Parishioner contact information is essential for the church office. New
members must complete and submit the form which provides information such as an address, email, phone, birthdays, and anniversaries.
Complete and submit a "Growing Together" Ministry Pledge Card
and an Estimate of Giving Card. Completing these cards symbolizes a commitment of time, talent, and treasure to be offered to God through the church. The Growing Together Booklet with information about our many ministries is available online, in the office, and in Newcomers packets.

PARTICIPATE IN NEW MEMBER LITURGY

A new member liturgy is a short liturgy in which new member candidates commit to making St. John’s their church. The congregation also commits to welcoming new members and all they bring to this community of faith.
This usually follows the completion of a St. John’s 101 class and takes
place during a Sunday worship service.

TRANSFER, BAPTISM, AND CONFIRMATION

Contact the church office to discuss and schedule a transfer of
membership, Baptism, or Confirmation. The church office may be reached
Monday-Thursday from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at [email protected] or
(830) 625-2532. For an urgent request, please contact Fr. Ripp Hardaway
at (361) 633-9225.