Membership - Why? How?
1. Membership says, "I belong here."
God says believers belong together (Heb. 10:23-25). Perhaps you sense that God wants you here with the people of Grace Bible Fellowship at this time in your Christian life? You want to make a public declaration that you are committed to God's work through this church.
2. Membership says, "We share the same ministry goals."
God says believers are to be committed to one another for the sake of spiritual impact (Eph. 4:16). You believe that Jesus has a work to do here and around the world, and you're willing to join with others to see that it gets done.
3. Membership says, "I accept responsibility for a group of fellow believers in the family of God."
That's God's plan as well (Gal. 6:1-2, 10).You want to be part of a caring network of people, sharing one another's joys and sorrows, and helping one another grow through worship, Bible study, and fellowship.
4. Membership says, "I am accountable to other Christians."
God warns against spiritual autonomy (Heb. 13:17; Matt. 18:15-20). You don't want to go it alone standing for Jesus Christ; you want to receive guidance, equipping, and necessary assistance to stay on target.
5. Membership says, "I accept responsibility for how things are done here."
Members elect our church leaders, and other church officers, approve an annual ministry budget, and call pastors to serve as our spiritual leaders. Every member helps shape our church's direction and ministry goals (1 Cor. 12:20-27).
How Do I Become A Member?
To become a member of Grace Bible Fellowship you must be a believer in Jesus Christ and be dedicated to helping us fulfill the Mission, Vision, and Values God has given to us. We will simply ask you to come forward at the end of a church service and repeat a confession of faith stating that Jesus is your Savior and Lord and answer a few short questions.