You don’t have to be a member to attend, but we have four pretty good reasons we think you should consider.
1. Be prepared
As a member, you’re part of a larger body. Ephesians 4:11-13 tells us to be prepared for works of service for the church as a whole.
2. Be accountable
Members of a church body are committed to each other. This is shown through accountability to each other. 2 Timothy 3:1-5 tells us that this kind of accountability helps members protect each other from exposure to false doctrine.
3. Be structured
Both Acts 14:23 and 1 Corinthians 14:40 teach us that believers in Christ are to demonstrate order in the habits of worship and in community.
4. Be understood
Members understand our core values and strategies. Acts 6:5 and Hosea 4:6 tell us that this shared understanding enhances community.
Membership exists to support you, not save you.
Becoming a member of our church doesn’t have any power to save you. What it does is provide a system made up of other believers who want to see you grow. There are three steps to become a member:
1. Express your faith in Jesus Christ
Publicly express your faith in Jesus Christ as your personal Savior. Acknowledge that you trust Christ to pay the penalty for sin, choosing to follow Him. This is the most important decision you can make, ever.
2. Be baptized as an expression of your faith in Jesus Christ
Baptism is a testimony of a believer having trusted Jesus Christ for salvation. The Biblical example of baptism is immersion in water. We encourage you to talk to one of our pastors if you have had a previous baptism experience.
3. Complete the course
At Starting Point you will discover:
- Who we are at Bannockburn
- How we function as a church
- Expectations within our faith family
- Taking steps to become a Ministry Partner at Bannockburn
If you would like someone from our staff to contact you with more information regarding church membership or baptism, contact Donna Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org or 512.538.0140.
Upcoming 2016 Starting Point Classes
- February 12
- April 23
- January 29
- April 23