Unfortunately the idea of “membership” has been hijacked in our minds by gyms and wholesale clubs. But the word member originally described a part of a body. In fact, that’s exactly how 1 Corinthians 12:12-31 describes it – it’s not about attending services at a particular location, it is a life-giving connection between fellow believers. Church membership is much more significant than just adding your name to a roster. As followers of Jesus, we must are to be vitally connected to other believers for life, health, and growth. So we define church membership as …
a mutually recognized vital relationship committed to affirming one another’s confession and overseeing one another’s discipleship
In church membership, a specific group of believers agree with each other to a mutual submission, responsibility, and accountability for the sake of our faithfulness to Jesus and His mission. To us, church is not an event to attend or a place to go. Church is the people to whom we belong, we are called to serve, and have submitted ourselves to for our continued discipleship. Membership in the church is a life-giving connection for the health and growth of one another for the glory of Jesus.
If you are interested in joining with Lebanon Baptist Church:
1) Attend the Lebanon 101 class. It is a 6 week interactive class that provides an overview of who we are and what we believe as a church. In these classes we will discuss …
- Our Mission (weeks 1 -2)
- Our Message (weeks 3-5)
- Our Ministry (weeks 6-7)
This class is offered 4-5 times a year. If you are interested in attending, please contact the church office. Attending this class does not obligate you to join, but it is an ideal discussion for those who are new to Lebanon Baptist Church. If you do plan to commit to joining, these classes are required.
2) Once you have completed Lebanon 101, you’re invited to fill out an Application.
3) When we receive your application, we’ll contact you to schedule an interview with some of our leadership team. This will give us a chance to get to know you a bit more, hear how you came to faith in Christ, and allow you to ask any additional questions you may have.