Take the Next Step :: Become a Member
Membership is not one more thing to do. It's a statement about what you want to give to and receive from this community of faith. We have a mission from God in this city and YOU are part of His purpose. Be part of where we are going and how we are getting there.
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:
- 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.
- 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.
- Membership lets the church know who is "stocking the refrigerator". In our consumer culture where there are plenty of "church shoppers and hoppers," membership means we own it, we stock it, and we take care of it, even as we find our own source of nourishment there.
What is the membership process?
The membership process consists of learning a little more about Jesus and Bel Air Church, small group discussion, reflection on your journey with Jesus and how he's calling you to serve Him, and the opportunity to interact with leadership in our church . The Membership process is capped off with the reception into the church body during our worship services. By the end of this process, it is our intent that you will be excited to be part of Bel Air Church membership, know people and have new friends, feel empowered to serve, and have some clear "Next Steps" in mind for your faith journey.
Next Classes – Saturday, April 29, 2017, joining Sunday, April 30, 2017
Beach Baptism – October 2, 2016
Infant Baptisms – February 21, April 17, July 17, October 16, December 18
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 for the next class. Lunch is included. If you need childcare, please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate that need. Our Membership Department will contact you to confirm your space.