membership

Take the Next Step :: Become a Member

Membership Classes

    Saturday January 24, joining Sunday, January 25
    Saturday, May 30, joining Sunday, May 31
    Saturday, September 26, joining Sunday, September 27

    >> Register online or contact Ellen (ellen.baker@belairpres.org). 

Why membership?

One of the most commonly asked questions in church is, “Why should I become a member?” While the word “membership” is never found in the Bible, the principles behind membership are biblical. First of all, Jesus is committed to His Church. It is by His design that the church operates in the world today as His ambassador. We, too, should be committed to a local church, even as He is. Second, we are instructed by the Apostle Paul to be in relationship and community with fellow believers. This is where we find encouragement, accountability, and nurture. Third, membership lets the church know who can be counted on to do the work of the ministry for God's kingdom. In our consumer culture where there are plenty of “church shoppers and hoppers,” membership is a strong statement of committing to serve Christ at Bel Air Church.

What is the membership process?

The membership process consists of one all-day Saturday class, then joining the following morning by attending both morning services.

During the class, you will have the opportunity to learn more about the Presbyterian Church in general and Bel Air specifically. Topics include our church history, the Presbyterian denomination, what we believe, Christian discipleship, and where you can get connected. We place a high value on small group discussion and give everyone the opportunity to meet other new members. The Membership process is capped off with the reception into the church body at worship. By the end of class, it is our intent that you have a better knowledge of Jesus Christ, Bel Air Church, yourself, and those in your small group.

How do I sign up?

If you are interested and want to participate in one of our Membership classes, please fill out the online registration form (see link above) prior to the appropriate closing date. Our Membership Department will contact you to confirm your space.
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