Church membership is a formal step towards being part of the PBC family. It is for those who have committed to following Jesus Christ (usually, but not always through total immersion baptism) and who believe God has called them to belong and serve in our church.
Why Church Membership?
Church membership demonstrates that we have understood the importance of the church in the mission of God
Church membership demonstrates the reality of our personal commitment as declared in baptism. It shows the sincerity of our commitment to Christ and to Christ’s people
Church membership helps to build strong churches by making sure that each church is supported by people who are prepared to commit time, energy, finance and their own Spiritual gifts and talents to the building up of the body of Christ
Church membership means that once we have accepted the Christian way of life we have the support of other Christians in sustaining our discipleship and in enduring testing times of illness, bereavement and crisis when they come to us
Church membership means that we live out our lives under a degree of pastoral oversight that will enable others to correct and guide us should we begin to stray or deviate from a truly Christian lifestyle
Church membership enables us to challenge the modern tendency to see ourselves as consumers rather than as contributors. Being a Christian is not a spectator sport but requires our personal and dedicated involvement in the things of God and of the church.
Interested in becoming a member?
We would be delighted to talk to you about membership. Please contact us is you would like to meet informally with a pastor who can answer any questions you might have. You will then be asked to complete a membership application form. The process is for you to then meet with two other members who can get to know you and answer any further questions you may have. Your application will then be voted on at our next Church Meeting and you will be welcomed into membership at a communion service.