We offer many ways for you to connect and build relationships… relationships that go beneath the surface, the kind that won’t happen by simply attending worship services. All of us – children, youth, adults – need the comfort, encouragement, accountability, and joy we find from a group of people who know us personally and share in our lives. At CBC we have developed a variety of ways for you to connect with people who will love you and encourage you in your walk with Jesus Christ.
In Discovery Class, Russ Schubert will introduce you to the church’s culture, mission and polity. You will also learn more about the beliefs and vision of CBC, membership and opportunities for your involvement.
This class meets for four consecutive Sundays each month at 9:00 AM and is limited to 10 persons per class. The Discovery Class is required for membership and before you begin serving in our church body.
For more information about this class or to sign-up, you may do so at the kiosk.
Uniquely You is a time to learn about more about who you are and where you can serve in the church body through the completion of a short workbook. You will have an opportunity to hear from staff members about ministry opportunities at CBC.
It takes place on Sunday, and the date will be announced. Check the latest Sunday Bulletin post. If you have completed the Discovery Class but have not completed the Uniquely You questionnaire, you are encouraged to attend. Those presently going through Discovery are also encouraged to attend. You must sign up in order to attend, and a sign-up sheet will be located at the kiosk.
How Do I Join?
To become a member of Cleburne Bible Church, we require that you go through Discovery Class. On the third week of the class you will be provided a Membership Commitment form to sign, as well as provide a brief written summary of your salvation testimony. All applications for membership are subject to Elder review and approval. Baptism is not required for church membership, but is strongly encouraged if you have not been baptized as an act of obedience and as a testimony of your faith in Christ.
Though faith in Christ alone is the sole requirement for membership, all members as part of the Membership Commitment are expected to abstain from the practices of sin outlined in 1 Corinthians 6:9-10. Thus, the practice of these can be just cause for denial of membership to those applying.
A membership commitment is a commitment on the part of the Elders to the membership and it is also a commitment on the part of the members of CBC to the body of believers. This commitment insures that both the leadership and the membership will fulfill their stewardship as members and ministers within the body to cause its spiritual growth, it’s holiness, the unity of the body, and the needs of the body being met.
As you become a member, we want you to know our commitment to you. We want you to feel loved and cared for. We also want you to know that as part of our commitment to you, we will love you enough so that if you should ever begin to stray in your Christian life and practice sin, we will seek to be faithful to follow through on the procedures in Matthew 18:15-17. The purpose of those procedures is to bring a change of heart on the part of those who are “caught” in the trap of the enemy.