Purpose of Membership
We are committed to encourage you to know Jesus Christ and to grow in your relationship with Him. We want to minister to you spiritually, emotionally and socially, to help you experience “family” and know that you belong to God’s visible, earthly family. In addition, we want to impart a vision as to what God can do in and through your life, and to equip, train, and coach you so we can help you experience and accomplish Kingdom work firsthand!
The congregation of Christian believers who have been admitted as members shall constitute a spiritual body, united for the spiritual purposes. Being led by the Holy Spirit to identify formally with Faith Bible Church, a believer should have the following purposes in mind:
- growing spiritually in the Lord. (Acts 2:42; Heb. 5:11-6:1,2)
- being used by God for mutual encouragement and the meeting of specific spiritual, physical and emotional needs of the body. (Acts 2:42-47; Rom. 1:12; Gal. 6:1,2; Heb. 10:23-25)
- being used by God to minister to others by developing and exercising God-given spiritual gifts under the spiritual watch care of the Lord's undershepherds, the elders. (Acts 20:28; I Cor. 12:4-7; Eph. 4:11-16)
How Do You Become a Member?
All requests for membership shall be made to the Pastor, an Elder, or a Deacon. Upon making such request, the person shall be given an application for membership, along with a copy of the Constitution, which contains the covenant between members and the Articles of Faith, and the Bylaws.
Attend a New Member Orientation (Faith 101 Class). This class will be offered on a regular basis, as needed. It is a one-time requirement for all prospective members. A Pastor, Elder, or Deacon shall meet with the the applicant following receipt of the application.
Applicants shall be admitted as members of this Church if they confess Jesus Christ as their Savior and have given testimony of their new birth, have been baptized by immersion upon profession of their faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, are in agreement with the Covenant and Articles of Faith of this church, and will abide by this Church's form of government.
Applicants admitted to membership shall be presented at a worship service designated by the Board of Elders where they will be publicly be acknowledged as members.
Welcome to the FBC Family!