Do you feel like OPC is your home?  

Are you ready to make it official?

Join the family here at OPC!

Orcutt Pres is a family people who want to follow Jesus and live our lives together in his direction for his glory. While our community of faith is open to everyone, we invite people to make a public declaration and commitment of their faith.  Those who believe in God and submit to Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord may become members. what we call COVENANT PARTNERS by professing their faith. 

To that end, we offer COVENANT PARTNER CLASSES a few times a year.

Usually held on a Sunday afternoon for a few hours:

It's an opportunity to:

  • Explore the basics of the Christian faith.
  • Meet and learn from our pastors in a personal setting.
  • Hear a little history about Orcutt Pres
  • Interact with other new folks.
  • Find ways to connect and take next steps in discipleship.  

Covenant Partners (members) of Orcutt Pres:

  • Receive encouragement, support and correction as Jesus promises to those who share spiritual fellowship.
  • Grow more Christ-like together in Christian community.
  • Discover our unique place in a common mission in God’s story. 
  • Enjoy the privilege and duty of voting in congregational meetings
  • Become eligible to serve in leadership positions such as ministry teams and elected officer roles. 

Covenant Partners of Orcutt Pres commit to:

  • Participate in the congregation’s worship, fellowship and service as regularly as possible.
  • Devote themselves to God's mission through OPC with their time and energy. 
  • Give sacrificially in proportion to the blessings they have received to support Orcutt Pres in mission and ministry to advance the Kingdom of God (recognize the tithe—10 percent of income—as a Biblical ideal for a mature Christian disciple).

After completing the Covenant Partnership Class, new Covenant Partners meet with some elders to share their faith in Jesus Christ and are presented to the congregation during worship at a scheduled time.

Contact the office or talk to a pastor if you're interesting in being in the next class.

more about membership at opc


1.0302 Openness to All

The congregation’s fellowship shall be open to all who seek to explore spiritual life by participating in the fellowship of the risen Lord. The congregation shall be gracious in providing pastoral care to all who consider themselves a part of the congregation, in the hope that these spiritual friends might become members of Christ’s body. All who put their trust in Jesus Christ are welcomed to receive the Sacrament of Holy Communion.

1.0303 Entry into Membership as Covenant Partners

After completing a meaningful preparation process as determined by the session, those who wish to embrace the congregation’s covenantal expectations may become covenant partners
(members) by action of the session after hearing testimony of their faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. For those not previously baptized, the Sacrament of Baptism is to be provided for these new members and offered to children under their care. Individuals may testify to their faith in one of the following ways:

  • Public profession of faith in Jesus as Savior and Lord, after the regenerating work of the Holy Spirit yields personal faith in Christ.
  • Reaffirmation of faith, for those previously professing faith publicly and already baptized in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. If they are members of another congregation, this transfer of membership shall be communicated to the former congregation.


The membership of a congregation of the ECO includes baptized members and covenant partners.

1.0401 Baptized Member

A baptized member is a person who has received the Sacrament of Baptism, but has not made a profession of faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. 

{NOTE: these are usually infants and younger children who will be taught the faith

so that they themselves can make a profession of faith}

1.0402 Covenant Partner

A covenant partner is a person who has made a profession of faith in Christ, has been baptized, has been received into the membership of the church, has voluntary submitted to the government of this church, and participates in the church’s worship and work. Covenant partners are eligible to vote in congregational meetings.