MEMBERSHIP IN GRACE BIBLE
The Fellowship of
Faith: Any regenerated person who regularly participates in
our worship and ministry is counted as part of our Fellowship of Faith.
Age, demoninational background, baptism and other distinctions are not
factors. Instead, the believer who desires fellowship with us is
considered one of us. A person who is seeking to become better acquainted
with our church, its ministries and doctrines, is welcome. If you are
here, we want you to feel at home!
19 years of age and older who have been born again and scripturally baptized may
be considered for membership in Grace Bible Church. Members are counted on
to support the church in prayer, in moral and ethical uprightness, in financial
giving, in ministry, in consistent attendance, and in voting on crucial
issues. Youth and children under the age of 19 are considered part of the
Fellowship of Faith until they are ready to accept the responsibilities of adult
HOW TO BECOME A
First, you must be born
You must have been baptized in water,
or be willing to be baptized, in confession of your identification with
You may request an interview by one
of the Elders, or by the Pastor (who is one of the Elders). You will be
asked to recount your conversion experience and review our doctrinal
statement. The interviewing Elder will answer your questions about our
church and explain our beliefs and distinctives.
If you wish to continue the
membership process, you will be given a Membership Covenant to read and
sign. On it you indicate your regeneration, baptism or willingness to be
baptized, acceptance of our doctrines (or, if you disagree with any, your
willingness not to act or teach against our doctrines), and your willingness
to refrain from any divisive influence.
Grace Bible Church does not accept
transfers of membership from other churches; we will, however, inform your
previous church that you have united with us, if you
Covenant is available upon request at the Church office.