New Member Class – You Are Invited to Join!

Are you ready to join the body of Christ known as Gaithersburg Presbyterian Church? You don’t have to be a member to participate in the worship and activities of the church; guests and friends are welcome anytime.
If you believe that God is calling you to take the next step in your faith journey by becoming an official member of the congregation, however, then please contact Pastor Mary Beth for more information.
We will share about what it means to be a Presbyterian, and we will answer (or try to) the questions about faith that you have always wanted to ask. At the end of the class, for those who wish to become official members, the session will meet with you and formally receive you into membership.

Orientation for Prospective Members: Life in Christ

Belonging to Gaithersburg Presbyterian Church is like enlisting with God’s army—minus the combat! There’s a job for everyone. We have a mission. We work as a team. Come to our classes for an interactive, small-group-based introduction to discipleship at GPC.

The program is a 4-part series of core, educational curriculum, designed by GPC for our diverse community of faith:


Life in Christ

An interactive exploration of what it means to follow Jesus. This small-group-oriented course in the basics of discipleship is for current GPC members and those considering becoming members of our congregation.

Life in the Body

Continuing the small group discussions, focusing on coming together for fellowship, study, prayer and share time, and building relationships in our local and global community.


Life in the Spirit

Identifying our spiritual gifts, learning how God is calling us to implement those gifts as adults, and discussing God’s purpose and plan for each of us.

Life in the Word

An introduction to the Bible, Bible study, and the role it has in our everyday life as modern disciples.
In addition to the core curriculum, other ongoing courses are offered:
  • Christian Classics
  • The Bible as a Whole
  • The Present Word