Becoming a Member at TRBC
At TRBC, we believe in the value of formal church membership. The following steps outline how you can become a member of TRBC.
The first step to church membership is to attend Discovering Church Membership (DCM), which is a staff-led class usually offered once a month on Sunday morning or afternoon. This class gives staff a chance to get to know who you are and it gives you a sense of who we are as a church. It’s a great place to get to know others and ask questions. It does not commit you to join, but should you decide to join TRBC, taking the membership class is the first step in that process. At the end of DCM, you will meet individually with a DCM team member to hear your faith story and to give you an opportunity to join our faith family at that time.
To register for DCM, you may sign up at the Guest Information Desk any Sunday or register online at the link below.
The most important step in church membership is having a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. If you are considering whether or not to make this decision and would like to speak with a pastor, feel free to call the church office. We would love to share with you how you can become a Christ follower. You can also talk to a DCM team member about how you can follow Christ.
If you have already trusted Jesus Christ, been Biblically baptized by immersion following your salvation experience, and are coming from another church, your next step is number 4.
Baptism by immersion following salvation is what makes Southern Baptists who we are. Jesus was immersed when He was baptized, and so we ask the same of those who have made a decision to follow Him. Baptism comes after you have trusted Jesus Christ and serves as your public profession of faith. If you would like to be baptized, you can communicate this with a DCM team member at the end of DCM. If you make this decision after DCM, please contact Crystal McGarrah, Pastoral Ministry Assistant, to discuss plans for scheduling your baptism.
We ask all new members to enter into a covenantal relationship with the church. Our membership covenant outlines the commitments and responsibilities of all members, and we ask anyone desiring membership at TRBC to commit to abiding by that covenant. At the conclusion of each DCM class, you will have the opportunity to commit to membership at TRBC by signing the membership covenant.
Once you have completed all the previous steps, the final step to church membership is a vote of affirmation from the TRBC faith family. Each month prospective new members are introduced to the church family through a bulletin insert with names and photographs of each person desiring membership. Then, at the next regularly scheduled business meeting, the church votes to affirm each new member.
If you have any questions about membership at TRBC, contact Cindy Wilson, Associate Pastor of Outreach and Member Development, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 850-386-4288.