Membership

THE PURPOSE OF MEMBERSHIP

The elders of Emmaus Reformed Baptist Church have been entrusted with the responsibility and privilege of shepherding this local congregation. In order to effectively provide pastoral care, the elders have established the following membership process and encourage all who attend Emmaus to progress through it. By doing so, individuals will grow in their understanding of the doctrines of Emmaus Reformed Baptist Church, commit themselves to this local body of believers, and entrust themselves to the loving care of the elders.

QUALIFICATIONS FOR MEMBERSHIP

A member of Emmaus Reformed Baptist Church must:
1. Trust in Christ alone for their salvation, living in a way that agrees with biblical faith.
2. Have been baptized upon profession of faith.
3. Be aware of and in general agreement with the beliefs and philosophy of ministry of the elders of ERBC as described in the Foundation Documents, being willing to humbly submit to their loving care.

THE MEMBERSHIP PROCESS

Please join us for this seven-week study in which we will make a case from the scriptures for local church membership and introduce the ministries, government, doctrines, and distinctive’s of Emmaus Reformed Baptist Church.

During that time prospective members should:

  1. Submit Prospective Member Questionnaire
  2. Meet with Pastor for Interview
  3. Be Baptized, If Necessary
  4. Submit Personal Testimony
  5. Submit Membership Application
  6. Submit Church Covenant
  7. Be Presented to Church as a Prospective Member
  8. Be Received as a Member by Vote of Congregation

Please see the schedule below and contact Pastor Joe (joe@emmausrbc.org) if you have any questions.

CURRENT CLASS
Sundays, 12:15-2:00pm, January 14 – February 25, 2018

LOCATION
Pine Residence (contact joe@emmausrbc.org for directions)

DOCUMENTS
Statement Of Faith
Bylaws
Emmaus Distinctives
London Baptist Confession Of 1689

COURSE SCHEDULE

HOMEWORK
In preparation for Lessons 1 and 2, read the Emmaus Statement Of Faith, Bylaws and Distinctive’s.
Begin filling out the Prospective Member Questionnaire if you are desiring membership.

Week 1: January 14, 2018

Lesson 1 – Introducing Membership

Lesson 2 – Statement Of Faith, Bylaws, Distinctive’s, Ministries, Leadership

HOMEWORK
Read, “Jesus Loves The Church And So Should You”, Introduction through chapter 11.

Week 2: January 21, 2018

Lesson 3 – “Jesus Loves The Church And So Should You” (Part 1)

Lesson 4 – “Jesus Loves The Church And So Should You” (Part 2)

HOMEWORK
Read, “Jesus Loves The Church And So Should You”, chapters 12-18.
Begin to look over the London Baptist Confession of Faith giving special attention to the table of contents.
A modernized version is in your packet. To view the original version go to emmauscf.org/lbc.

Week 3: January 28, 2018

Lesson 5 – “Jesus Loves The Church And So Should You” (Part 3)

Lesson 6 – Introduction To The Second London Confession

HOMEWORK
Read Chapters 1-6 of The Second London Confession.
Mark the confession where you have questions or potential disagreement.

Week 4: February 4, 2018

Lesson 7 – Second London Confession Chapters 1-3

Lesson 8 – Second London Confession Chapters 4-6

HOMEWORK
Read Chapters 7-13 of The Second London Confession.
Mark the confession where you have questions or potential disagreement.

Week 5: February 11, 2018

Lesson 9 – Second London Confession Chapters 7-9

Lesson 10 – Second London Confession Chapters 10-13

HOMEWORK
Read Chapters 14-19 of The Second London Confession.
Mark the confession where you have questions or potential disagreement.

Week 6: February 18, 2018

Lesson 11 – Second London Confession Chapters 14-16

Lesson 12 – Second London Confession Chapters 17-19

HOMEWORK
Read Chapters 20-32 of The Second London Confession.
Mark the confession where you have questions or potential disagreement.

Week 7: February 25, 2018

Lesson 13 – Second London Confession Chapters 20-25

Lesson 14 – Second London Confession Chapters 26-32

HOMEWORK
If desiring membership, please schedule a membership interview with a pastor.
Please fill out all membership documents included in your packet.

"Him we proclaim,
warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom,
that we may present everyone mature in Christ."
(Colossians 1:28, ESV)

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