Why do I have to take a class to even become a member? Why do I have to sign anything? You may have asked these questions about our membership process, skeptical as to why there seem to be so many "hoops" to jump through.
It's true. Committing yourself to a body of believers is weighty. But it's also wonderful. We want you to experience the benefit of belonging to a spiritual family where mutual care, spiritual growth, and worship are the family culture. So, we take membership seriously. When Fellowship Bible Church Members join, they are committing to that spiritual family. They are also being called to a Biblical degree of responsibility, service, and sacrifice to their fellow brothers and sisters. Our elders and leaders also pledge to assist our members with care, counsel, prayer, and teaching.
Attending a membership class is mandatory for becoming a member at FBC. Our classes are offered a few times a year as Friday night or Saturday morning sessions. The Friday session is 6:30-9:30 PM, or if the class is on a Saturday, it runs from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM. During the class, we'll cover the theological and doctrinal basis of what we believe, our Constitution and Bylaws, and our core values. Childcare is available during the class.
After the membership class, you will be scheduled for an interview with two of our elders (or an elder and a pastor).