PBC Membership

PROVIDENCE BIBLE CHURCH MEMBERSHIP The qualifications for membership, the responsibilities of membership, and the proces...

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PROVIDENCE BIBLE CHURCH MEMBERSHIP The qualifications for membership, the responsibilities of membership, and the process to become a member of Providence Bible Church in Culpeper, Virginia are detailed in the Providence Bible Church Constitution and Bylaws document under Bylaws, Article 1, Membership. Bylaws Article 1. Membership Section A. Membership Generally “In order for Christians to develop fully in their faith, they must be in a fellowship of believers characterized by mutual accountability and submission. To minister effectively, this church must know those persons who have committed themselves to Christ and who desire to live under its ministry. Church members are those persons who meet the qualifications outlined below and are received into the Church by and continue in such a relationship with this church in accordance with this Article.” Section B. Qualifications To become a member of this church, one must: 1. Profess faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, give evidence of a new birth (regeneration), and have been baptized after becoming a Christian; 2. Attend this church regularly for at least six (6) consecutive months immediately prior to acceptance into membership; 3. Attend and complete the Church membership class, which covers the Church's membership covenant, its Statement of Faith, and this Constitution and Bylaws; 4. Meet with the elders to discuss his or her relationship with God, as well as his or her relationship to Providence Bible Church; 5. Affirm agreement with the membership covenant by affixing of your signature and intent to keep the promises contained in it; and 6. Have his or her name posted for congregational review for three (3) weeks. Please refer to the Constitution and Bylaws (available online or in hard copy from the church office) for the full Article 1. The membership covenant referred to in Section B, # 5 above is included in the Membership Application Information Sheet which must be completed as part of the membership application process. You can download the Membership Application Information Sheet at the associated link. If you have any questions about membership at Providence Bible Church, speak to one of the elders.