The church isn't a religion, a building, a club to belong to or an organisation to join. It is the living body of Jesus Christ. Born again followers of Jesus Christ who covenant together as this local body make up Glenrothes Baptist Church. We are a family of believers of diverse ages, preferences, and backgrounds who covenant together as one family in Christ.
The Christian life was never meant to be lived alone. Church membership provides pastoral leadership and accountablilty. As one local family, church members commit to worship Jesus by serving, caring for, encouraging, loving, and supporting one another. We also commit to pray for, hold one another acountable, discipline, and spur one another on to follow Christ. If you would like to know more about church membership, fill out a CONNECT Card.
IS CHURCH MEMBERSHIP IN THE BIBLE?
We think it is. While not explicit we believe the Bible has a lot to say about church membership. It was definitely implied and most likely practiced in the New Testament. Here are a couple helpful of links on the subject (Whitney, 9marks)
WHAT IS EXPECTED OF MEMBERS OF GBC?
See our Constitution (Which includes expectations and responsiblities of members)
HOW DOES THE PROCESS OF MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION WORK AT GBC?