Membership

The Greek word for “church” comes from a word that means gathering or assembly, and carries the idea of a specific group of people meeting regularly at the same time and place. Trinity Bible Church values local church membership as a practical expression of the numerous spiritual realities the Bible uses to describe how a local church is to relate to one another. We believe committing to a local church who commits to you is critical to growing healthy Christians, churches, and pastors.

What Membership Looks Like

Individual Christians...

  1. Commit to loving one another in such a way that an on-looking world knows we are followers of Jesus (John 13:34-35)

  2. Love one another in self-giving ways (Eph 5:2)

  3. Submit to pastors/elders joyfully (Heb 13:17)

  4. Live for God (Gal 2:20)

Local churches...

  1. Gather collectively around God’s Word each week (Acts 20:7; Heb 10)

  2. Share communion with one another (1 Cor 11)

  3. Display God’s glory as His chief evangelistic instrument (Ephesians 3:7-13)

  4. Provide for pastors who preach and teach vocationally (1 Tim 5:17)

  5. Help individual Christians know if they are spiritually alive (1 John)

  6. Along with individual Christians seek to joyfully submit to specific godly pastors/elders (Heb 13:17)

  7. Hold individual Christians and pastors/elders accountable (Matthew 18 & 1 Cor 5)

Pastors/Elders...

  1. Are responsible to their local churches for keeping their teaching and life pure (1 Tim 6:3)

  2. Are responsible for maintaining order in their local church (1 Tim 3)

  3. Are responsible for protecting local churches from false teaching (Titus 1:9)

  4. Watch over the souls of individual Christians in their body as those who must give an account (Heb 13:17)

  5. Pray for their people (Acts 6:4)

How to Become a Member

We currently have a 5-step process.

  1. Attend Sunday Morning services and get to know us.

  2. Attend one of our Connections Classes led by our pastors. These classes happen once a quarter and last 3 hours. You will learn about where Trinity has come from and where we are going, because we want you to know us.

  3. Meet with two of our elders for an interview. This isn’t scary like going to the principal's office. We want to know our sheep. One of my favorite parts of being a pastor is meeting with new members to hear about their faith journey. We will also ask you about what drew you to the church and what kept you here. This usually takes 30 minutes.

  4. Get Baptized. If you have been baptized based on your confession of faith, praise God! If you haven’t been baptized, you will write out your testimony of how you came to faith and send it to one of our pastors. We have you read your testimony publically during the service (If that scares you, we can have a pastor read it for you). Once that’s done, you will set a date for your baptism, and invite friends and family to join us for that day.

  5. Be received, affirmed, and presented. Once these steps are completed, the elders will vote on receiving you based on your interview. The congregation will then affirm you at the following Pulse meeting, which is our church family meeting. Finally, we will present you before the congregation on a Sunday Morning.

Sunday School / Gathered Worship

9:00am / 10:30am