Unlike a social club membership where the organization exists to serve the members, church membership is more akin to being in a family or sports team. This membership identifies a united group of believers who are counted on in an attempt to fulfill a common purpose of becoming a provider of God’s love and care to others. We take seriously that we are a church not for ourselves, but for others. Members commit to joining a spiritual family that provides encouragement and support. They are called to a higher degree of responsibility, service and sacrifice. Our elders and leaders pledge to assist our members with care, counsel, prayer and teaching.
We hope that, as the Lord leads, you make a covenant to be part of our church family.
"You are a member of Gods own family...and you belong in God's household" ~Eph 2:19
If you are interested in becoming a member please read through our three-step process below.
We want you to make an informed decision about joining our church. We periodically offer a Membership class which explains our values and beliefs and discusses the next steps to joining MBC. All prospective members are invited to attend our Membership class. This is where you will learn about the history and vision of MBC, acquaint yourself with its ministries and opportunities, and dialogue with elders and other congregants on questions you may have about the church or Christian community. The curriculum is composed of one 3-hour class in which we cover: Articles of Faith & Doctrinal Positions, Church Covenant, Vision & Mission Life.
The next course is offered on February 26, 1pm to 4pm. Youth & Family Ministry Building (YFMB). Upon completion, those who attended are able but not obligated to sign up for a membership interview, the second step of the membership process. To sign up click HERE.
Baptism: For many, baptism is the first public step of obedience to Christ. If you have not been baptized following salvation, we ask you to take this step before becoming a Member.
The prospective member meets with an Elder for approximately 45 mins to provide basic biographical information and recount God’s converting work in his or her life.
The final step in becoming a member is to sign the statement of faith and church covenant, and the application would go to the elders.
For more information on how to become a member please contact the main office at: 908.647.0594 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.