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Membership is a spiritual, public commitment to worship, grow and serve at our particular Church. We hope that you will get acquainted with our church and, most importantly, Jesus Christ.
Although you are welcome to attend without obligation, we encourage you to learn about us and the Christian & Missionary Alliance (C&MA). At Alliance Bible Church, we encourage a firm commitment to the local church. Christ was so committed to the church that He gave His life for it, and then directed His apostles to establish local assemblies of believers everywhere.
The first step in becoming a member is attendance at our Membership Matters Class. This is held several times per year, and is an overview of the basic truths of Christianity and the unique ministries of our church.
The second step is to indicate your desire for membership by filling out and submitting an application form for prospective membership.
The third step is to meet with our leadership (Elders) privately to give a personal testimony of faith in Jesus Christ as personal Savior.
The fourth step in becoming a member occurs at a worship service when we publicly extend the right hand of fellowship to those who have met the preceding requirements.
Membership is viewed as a covenant of commitment to God and His people in this local body of believers.
We would be happy to further explain the organization of Alliance Bible Church and expectations for membership. For more information, please see a Pastor or an Elder.
Water baptism is as an outward expression of inward faith. Water baptism expresses our identity in Christ. However, like a logo to a ball team, it does not determine that identity.
We schedule water baptisms a few times a year. Spiritual and practical preparation is available through the Baptism Orientation Class which is conducted a week or two prior to the baptismal service. The class is for those desiring to know more about the Scripture’s teaching on baptism and/or for those desiring to be baptized. Once a baptism is scheduled, the congregation is notified via the ABC eNews (a church wide email), and the church bulletin.
For more information on water baptism, see the Christian and Missionary Alliance information link.
Alliance Bible Church is a gospel-centered, biblically-grounded church whose core mission is to proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ locally and globally. It is our desire to see people respond in repentance and faith and to see believers grow in their love for, and obedience to, Jesus Christ. If you’d like to read ABC’s full statement of faith, please click here. <-create page!