How Do I Join?
To become a member of Cleburne Bible Church, we require that you go through Discovery Class.
Discovery Class will introduce you to the beliefs and vision of CBC. You will also learn more about connection in community and where you can serve in the church body.
There are four parts to Discovery Membership Class. The first part of Discovery Membership Class is always held on the first Sunday of the month. The second part of the class is held on the second week of the month, and so on. While they do not have to be done consecutively, the first part must be the first one you attend. We highly recommend that you pick a month where you can attend the four parts in a row.
Sign up for Discovery Class at the Kiosk.
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. 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.
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.