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"For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others."
Romans 12:4-5

The bible teaches us that to believe is to belong to a local church - a local expression of God's global kingdom. We express this belonging through baptism and church membership. The bible describes the church as a spiritual house and so membership is like the mortar that holds the bricks together.


If you're new to Bethany Baptist Church then we want to love, serve and get to know you and see you grow in Christ. We would love for you to commit to love and serve the church by becoming a member just as we, the church, want to love and serve you. You can speak with an elder about becoming a member and we will notify the church of your request for membership.

Our process for becoming a member is outlined below:

1. Membership Class

We normally ask anyone wanting to become a member to attend a membership class that covers the following:

  • What is biblical church membership? - Learning what membership is from the bible.

  • Statement of faith - Exploring what we believe as a church.

  • Life together - Understanding how Christian belief shapes our practice as a church. 

2. Membership Interview

After the membership class we ask those wanting to become a member to meet with an elder so that we can talk about the work of God's saving grace in your life. This is also an opportunity for us to consider together the particular gifts God has given you and how you might be able to use them to serve His church.

3. Church Affirmation

Following the membership interview, the elders will recommend new members be formally welcomed into the church during one of our meetings. This will normally be through baptism if you have not yet been baptised as a believer.  

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