Why Church Membership?
The Church is the Body of Christ and is composed of all true believers in Christ throughout all time and in every place (Romans 12:5). A local church, like Crystal Park Baptist Church Benoni, is a visible manifestation of the Church in a particular place at a particular time. Our local church, just like the Church, is made up of people not buildings.
The pattern of the early church recorded in Acts 2:41 was believe, be baptised, be added. Our church is a visible, identifiable entity that believers are added to. Local churches in the Bible knew who was in and who was out (1 Corinthians 5:1–13). At Crystal Park Baptist Church Benoni church membership is defining who’s in our local church. It’s about believers being added to our number.
How can you Join?
Believe, be baptised, be added. The adding happens at a General Meeting of the members of the church after a church service in February, May, August and November. The baptising happens during a church service preceding the General Meeting. To help you through the process we run mandatory membership classes over 5 weeks.
Interested in joining Crystal Park Baptist Church Benoni as a member? Express you desire to any one of the elders in person or by writing to us and then make yourself available for membership classes.