Why Church Membership?
The universal church is the Body of Christ. It comprises all believers in Christ throughout all time and in every place (Matthew 16:18). A local church is the universal church made visible in a particular place at a particular time (Romans 16:16). Our local church, just like the universal church, comprises people, not buildings (Romans 16:5).
The pattern of the early church recorded in Acts 2:41 was believe, be baptised, be added. Membership at Crystal Park Baptist Church Benoni is the way we describe the adding. Local churches in the Bible knew who was in and who was out (1 Corinthians 5:1-13). Membership is defining who’s in our local church.
You want to Join?
You want to join Crystal Park Baptist Church Benoni? That’s great! This course helps us learn about you and helps you learn about us.
There are 5 sessions you must to go through. You may do the sessions with a group of member candidates in membership classes. Or you may do the sessions one on one with a member of the church the elders have nominated.
Each session takes about an hour to complete. At the end of each session there is some homework you will need to fill in and return to us.
There are resources listed as For Further Study. While you’re encouraged to listen or watch them it’s not required.
Sunday Morning Membership and Baptism Classes
The next Sunday Morning Membership and Baptism Classes start on the 13th October, from 8:30am-9:45am at Crystal Park Baptist Church Benoni. This allows candidates to attend the 10:30am-11:45am service.
Wednesday Evening Membership and Baptism Classes
The next Wednesday Evening Membership and Baptism Classes start on the 9th October, from 7:00pm-8:30pm at Crystal Park Baptist Church Benoni. This allows candidates to get introduced to a midweek Bible study.