What does membership mean?
Church members commit to joining a spiritual family who provides encouragement and support. They are called to a higher degree of responsibility, service, and sacrifice. Our pastors and ministry leaders pledge to assist our members with care, counsel, prayer, and teaching. It’s our hope that you will commit to being a member at Grace Bible Church.
Four Reasons to Become a Member
Christ is committed to the church. “…Christ loved the church, and gave himself up for her.” (Ephesians 5:25 ESV)
It is an antidote to our society. We live in an age when people resist being committed to anything – a job, a marriage, our country. Partnership swims against the current of America’s “consumer religion.” It is an unselfish decision.
It defines those upon whom we can depend. Every team must have a roster. Every school must have an enrollment. Every business has a payroll. Every army has an enlistment. Even our country takes a census and requires voter registration. Membership identifies our church family.
It produces spiritual growth. The Bible gives major emphasis for the need of Christians to be accountable to each other for spiritual growth. You cannot be accountable when you’re not committed to a specific church family.
How Do I Become a Member?
Our membership process involves reading and agreeing with our Statement of Faith and Membership Commitment found in the Membership Application below. You can print this document and fill out the paper application, or just read the document and fill out the digital form below. If you fill out the paper form, please also complete the contact form at the bottom of this page to set up a membership interview. If you fill out the digital form, it will automatically contact our Elders about a membership interview.