Welcome to the Newcomer's Page!
*The following is an excerpt from Christianity Today, making the case for why Church Membership matters, written by Ed Stetzer.
Why do we have membership? Because regardless of how the culture sees it, or Christians misunderstand it, membership is not simply an opportunity to say, "I'm a part of a club, but rather a scriptural expression of covenant-connectedness to a church."
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We see in the Book of Acts, that the early church was a tight-knit community that met regularly and was committted to each other. Now, in today's culture, membership into a group signals a clear shift from dabbling, and even participation, to ownership. It is a two-way commitment between yourself and the Braeswood Church family.
As a member, you belong to the church family, and will be fully invested into the life and mission of Braeswood Church through your time, talent, and treasures. At the same time, Braeswood Church better understands who is committed to that mission, and who to count on for needs and key decision-making.
The MEMBERSHIP PROCESS involves 3 steps for the prospective member:
Attend our DISCOVER BRAESWOOD, Membership Class.This one-day class is as interactive as it is, also, informative. Sessions are designed to help you not only get acquainted with Braeswood Church, but also learn how to grow in your faith, as well as how you can discover God's purpose for your life through the exercise of your gifts and talents in the service of others - within as well as outside the local church. To sign-up for the Discover Braeswood class, click HERE.
Complete, and submit, a Membership Application.
During the Membership Class, you will be asked to fill out a MEMBERSHIP application. A Membership Application provides us with information about your personal relationship with Jesus Christ, and involvement at Braeswood Church, or prior churches you have been a part of. It will also include the following:
A clear testimony of salvation.
Believer's Baptism by Immersion.
Agreement with our Statement of Faith and Bylaws.
Get to Know You.
Upon completing the application, you will be contacted by a member of our Assimilation Team, to schedule an interview with our Campus Pastor. This will especially beneficial - during this process - as you will have an opportunity to discuss areas of clarity, including: what salvation through Christ means; what church membership entails; and, how you can thrive spiritually at Braeswood Church.
Upon satisfactory completion of your Interview, the Campus Pastor will recommend your membership to the Deacon's Fellowship. If additional steps are required, prior to your acceptance into membership, you will be informed. On the first Sunday of every new quarter, the Campus Pastor, and/or Lead Pastor, will officially induct new members.