The Christian life is not meant to be an isolated experience. Rather, the Bible teaches that the Christian life is lived better together as the church—a local body of believers, the family of God, in covenant community.
Church membership is our way of identifying and affirming who joins together in covenant community with Branch Life Church.
Join the Branch Life Team and Become Member Today!
Attend A Starting Point Class where you'll learn about the vision and values of Branch Life Church.
You can fill out your membership application whenever you're ready. (We encourage couples and families to fill out their applications at the same time!)
The Oversight Team reviews and approves your application.
Celebrate! Once the membership process is complete, we'll celebrate you as a new team member during a Sunday Morning worship service!
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: If I was on the launch team or core team member before the Grand opening on September 12, 2021, do I need to fill out the Membership Application?
A: Yes. To become an official member of Branch Life Church as outlined in our constitution, you'll need to transition from "core team member" to official "team member"!
Q: Do I have to become a member to attend or serve at Branch Life Church.
A: Yes and No. Anyone can attend our worship services, groups, and events. Anyone can also serve in many areas of the church. However, only members are eligible to serve in some teaching, leading, and oversight roles.
Q: Does the Bible say I have to Join a church?
A: While the New Testament writers never say, "you must join a local church." We believe every letter in the New Testament teaches that each of Jesus's kids is to be an active member of a local church. According to God's word, you can't do life or grow spiritually without the church. The church needs you, and you need the church!
Q: Can anyone become a BLC Team Member?
A: No. Only those who have been born again (saved), baptized as a believer, and affirm our Doctrinal Statement and Covenant can become BLC Team Members.
Q: Will the entire church vote on my membership?
A: No, The church tasked the Oversight Team to affirm and remove Team Members. We will celebrate with the entire church when you become a Team Member. It is worth a party!
Q: What Are BLC Team Members required to do?
A: BLC Team Members worship together with the church, serve regularly, give generously and reach others by praying, investing, and inviting those far from God to know God.
Q: Why should I become a BLC Team Member?
A: For spiritual growth, for community, for accountability but mostly because we need you and you need us! WE ARE BETTER TOGETHER!
THE CHURCH IS A GIFT
"And He gave" are three of the most powerful words in the Bible. We know God gave his only son, so whoever believes in him will have eternal life. But God kept giving!
Ephesians 4:11-12 says, "And He gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds, and teachers to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ (the church)."
When you join a church, God gives you a multi-generational community where you'll find encouragement for you and your family. In other words, you'll belong to a team where you'll help one another grow deeper and reach farther!
The church is not a club, a building, or a Sunday service; it is a team! You are invited out of the stand and onto the field. Let's do life Better Together!