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Membership at CBC
 
We believe that Jesus calls all of His followers into committed relationships with other Christians in a local church. We invite you to consider membership as a part of the way that you connect God and with Cariboo Bethel Church.
 
 
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Read on for our thoughts on membership.
 

Pictures of Belonging.

The Bible paints beautiful pictures of belonging. Every person who trusts Jesus as Lord and Savior becomes part of something truly beautiful.

Brothers and Sisters  Jesus invited his followers to call God ‘Father’.  (Matthew 6:9)This means that we are invited to become part of the family of God, brothers and sisters for life.

Welcome Home! The Apostle Paul says that we are being built together as a ‘spiritual house where God dwells’. (Ephesians 2:22)

Hands and Feet. the Apostle Paul uses the picture of a human body to help us understand our interdependence and unity. (1 Corinthians 12:27)

Membership at Cariboo Bethel Church reflects the truths of these beautiful pictures, and highlights the nature of our relationships with each other in the local church.
 

Membership is about YOUR Growth.

When we confess Jesus as Lord and trust Him as our Savior, we are welcomed into covenant relationship with God. We also become citizens of his Kingdom, and brothers and sisters in His global family—the Church. Membership in God’s church starts the moment you place your faith in Jesus. We believe your membership in God’s global church needs to be expressed by committed participation in a local body of believers. Commitment through membership helps clarify your relationship to other people in the local church. Commitment also helps you grow, and this is vitally important.

Many times membership in church is seen as creating boundaries that limit.  We view it as a springboard for Becoming and Belonging.  At Cariboo Bethel, membership is a way of creating signposts to help you grow in your walk with Jesus, and providing solid foundations that will help you take solid steps forward in your journey with God’s family through the highs and lows of life. 
 

First Things First

Your personal commitment to Jesus Christ as Lord comes before membership in any local church. Membership flows out of your commitment to live your whole life as a disciple of the Lord Jesus Christ.  As a follower of Jesus, you are called to:

  • Seek his kingdom first by living a life of faith and trust in Jesus, in obedience to God’s Word, by the power of His Spirit. This IS Life Transforming Relationship with Jesus!
  • Heed the greatest command to Love God by pursuing a growing relationship with God through practicing spiritual disciplines, worshiping him in all you do, applying God’s Word and living in fellowship with His Holy Spirit.
  • Follow the command to Love One Another by walking faithfully in spiritual community and healthy fellowship with other participants and members of Cariboo Bethel Church.
  • Live life in accordance with the command to Love Your Neighbor by seeking to actively participate in God’s saving mission toward others in the world.
Every Christian is called to live these things out daily.  Membership in a local church flows from your relationship with Jesus and helps you live for Him in these ways.
 

I’m ALL IN…Let’s do this together.

We think it’s really important to have a straightforward way to express our ongoing commitment to other members. You also need to be able to look at other members and have confidence that they are on the journey WITH you.  Membership at CBC helps to clarify your commitment to a family of disciples for an awesome purpose: God’s saving mission! It is a way of saying “You are my spiritual family and I support the mission of God through this church–I’m ALL IN!”

 

 

 
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