What is the purpose of membership?
It is counter-cultural today to believe that commitment brings freedom, but that’s exactly how we see church membership at PCBC. Becoming a member of a local church is a bold statement of faithfulness to a body of believers; it is an outward sign of an inward dedication to walking with and investing in a community who desires to follow Jesus every day. Committing to membership offers stability for families as well as the church as a whole. It says to the world, “We support and love one another. We stand united in building the Kingdom of God in the good times and the bad. We want to follow Jesus every day in and through the PCBC family.”
How Do I Become a Member?
Joining the PCBC family is a simple process, one that you may have started without even knowing it! There are three main requirements for membership:
Repent, Believe, Follow
Are you a follower of Christ? Has there ever been a time in your life where you have surrendered to God's call to Himself, confessed your sin, and believed and accepted the grace of Jesus Christ for salvation? Have you ever been baptized in public observance of your new faith? If these are new concepts to you, don't worry! We would love to talk with you more about what it means to be born again into Christ's family and to take part in the ordinance of baptism.
God designed all human beings—and especially his church—to flourish within the bonds of community. We encourage every prospective member to find a Connect group where they can grow consistently in the wisdom, knowledge, and grace of God with other PCBC believers. We are so much stronger together than we are alone.
We expect our members to commit themselves to furthering the work and ministry of the church. This could include volunteering regularly in one of our programs or services, participating in outreach to the local community and abroad, tithing regularly and cheerfully investing in other areas of need, lending your time, talent, and experience to benefit the church’s mission and vision.