Become a Member at OCS
Becoming a member of OCS entitles you to the following:
acknowledgement of membership
the privilege to serve on a committee or the Board
receive a notice and agenda for membership meetings 10 days prior to meetings
attend, speak and vote at membership meetings
Membership Application is a 3-Step Process
Step One: Complete Questionnaire + Letter of Reference
Initially, prospective member(s) are required to complete a confidential questionnaire. The questionnaire can either be completed online using the form below. Or the questionnaire can be completed in a written fashion.
Applicants will also be required to submit a letter of reference from your current place of worship with details of their involvement and/or attendance to that ministry. This letter should be provided by a pastor/minister/clergy from your church, and can be either submitted online once the questionnaire is completed or physically to the OCS front office, addressed to the “OCS Membership Committee”.
Step Two: Review Process
After this first step is completed, the membership committee will review the provided information and connect with the prospective member(s) to set up a short interview which will be conducted at a time convenient for all parties.
Step Three: OCS Board Review
With the completion of these first two steps, the membership committee then presents to the board for final approval of the prospective members.
The Membership Committee will provide the applicants with details/status of their application, as well as potential options if acceptance to membership has been denied.
Each OCS family can be represented by one vote during membership meetings.
If the OCS family is supported by parents from two different family units, and those parents choose to vote as independent from each other, both may be allowed to represent one separate vote during membership meetings. It is the intent of this application process, to require each parent who wishes to have voting privileges for the family unit to complete the application form.
Please complete one questionnaire as a husband and wife team if applicable.