You don’t have to be a member to attend, but we’d like you to consider it.
We have four pretty good reasons.
If you’ve made a profession of faith in Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, we have four reasons we think you should consider becoming a member.
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.
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.
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.
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. Membership is about supporting you, and is made up of three parts:
Express your faith.
Publicly express your faith in 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.
Being baptized by immersion is an example that Christ showed us. If you’ve been previously baptized by immersion, we will request a letter of recommendation from another Baptist church of similar faith. You may also speak with our pastoral staff about your previous confession of faith in Christ as your Savior and your baptism by immersion.
Complete the course.
The Membership Orientation Class gives you a basic introduction to the beliefs, structure, history, and vision of Bannockburn in just one day. We hold these classes throughout the year, making it easy to find one that fits your schedule.
If you would like someone from our staff to contact you with more information regarding church membership, please contact Donna Jones at email@example.com or 512.892.2703, x231.
New Member Classes
Classes are held on Sunday Mornings:
- June 23 (South Austin campus)
- August 25 (South Austin campus)