We understand membership to be an expression of a person’s commitment to Christ in a mutually accountable relationship with the local church. It is a means to become fully involved in all the church stands for and does.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
The main requirement for membership at Ambassador Bible Church is that you be a Christian. If you are a Christian and have not been baptized, we also ask that you do so at the next available opportunity.
Identification: Your membership identifies you with a local church body, where you affirm the vision and values together with others to accomplish God’s work in the local community and the world (1 Corinthians 12:27).
Responsibility: Your membership expresses your faith in a tangible and responsible manner. As a member, you will faithfully support the church through prayer, service, and finances. It also entitles you to vote and participate in the decisions affecting the operations of our local church. You can be counted on to be an active participant rather than a passive spectator. (Ephesians 4:16)
Accountability: Your membership expresses your commitment to Christ expressed in a mutually accountable relationship with the local church. The church is responsible to care for your growth in faith through pastoral oversight and church discipline, and you are responsible to serve and participate in the life of the church. (Galatians 6:2)
Complete the Membership Application here.
Attend the next Membership Class.
Sign the Membership Covenant (see below) in good conscience.
Be interviewed by an elder and approved for membership by the elder board.
Participate in the Membership Ceremony where you will publicly affirm your membership commitment.
Therefore, as a member…
I will submit to Christ as Lord and to the shepherds of Ambassador Bible Church (Hebrews 13:7).
I will uphold the church vision, purposes, values, doctrinal beliefs, and constitution.
I will attend the regularly scheduled worship services and church congregational meetings (Hebrews 10:25).
I will give and invest my resources to support the ministries and projects of the church for God’s glory (1 Corinthians 16:2; 2 Corinthians 9:7).
I will belong to a small group for spiritual growth and accountability (Acts 2:42).
I will serve the church by joining a ministry team (1 Corinthians 12:4).
I will support missions and evangelism through prayer, finances, and personal involvement (Matthew 28:19-20).
I will pray for the spiritual well-being of the church and its members (Philippians 1:9).
I will abide by this covenant, and in the case I do not fulfill my commitments, I may be removed from the privilege of membership.
I have read the Articles, Constitution and Bylaws, including but not limited to those policies dealing with church discipline, conflict resolution and members’ right and responsibilities and agree to be bound by the Articles, Constitution and Bylaws and accompanying policies and procedures.