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Miércoles 31 de julio, 18.00 h (Capilla)

Foundations

Membership Track at Chapel Hill Bible Church

Foundations is our membership pathway in which you will learn about our core beliefs, community philosophy, and missional heartbeat. Likewise, we also want to get to know you and get you connected to everything the CHBC has to offer. Our hope is that this process will help you feel welcomed, as well as get a better sense for what it means to be a family member of CHBC.

Why Membership?

Una súplica para ser miembro de la Iglesia

Committing to membership at the Bible Church is more than just a commitment to our church. It’s a declaration of citizenship in Christ’s kingdom. It’s a passport. It’s an announcement made in the pressroom of Christ’s kingdom. It’s the declaration that a professing individual is an official, licensed, card-carrying, bona fide Jesus representative.


Más concretamente, la membresía de la iglesia es una relación formal entre una iglesia local y un cristiano, caracterizada por la afirmación y la supervisión del discipulado de un cristiano por parte de la iglesia y la sumisión del cristiano a vivir su discipulado bajo el cuidado de la iglesia.


Obsérvese que hay varios elementos presentes:

  • un organismo eclesiástico afirma formalmente que la profesión de fe y el bautismo de un individuo son creíbles;
  • promete supervisar el discipulado de ese individuo;
  • el individuo somete formalmente su discipulado al servicio y a la autoridad de este cuerpo y de sus líderes.


El cuerpo de la iglesia le dice al individuo: "Reconocemos su profesión de fe, bautismo y discipulado a Cristo como válidos. Por lo tanto, te afirmamos y reconocemos públicamente ante las naciones como perteneciente a Cristo, y extendemos la supervisión de nuestra comunión". Principalmente, el individuo le dice al cuerpo de la iglesia: "En la medida en que los reconozco como una iglesia fiel y declaradora del evangelio, someto mi presencia y mi discipulado a su amor y supervisión".


La membresía de la iglesia, en otras palabras, no se trata de "requisitos adicionales". Se trata de que una iglesia se responsabilice específicamente de un cristiano, y un cristiano de una iglesia. Se trata de "vestir", "encarnar", "vivir" y "concretar" nuestra pertenencia al cuerpo universal de Cristo. En cierto modo, la unión que constituye una iglesia local y sus miembros es como el "sí quiero" de una ceremonia matrimonial, por lo que algunos se refieren a la pertenencia a la iglesia como un "pacto".




Newcomers' Lunch (Optional)

If you haven't already, we hope that you will attend our next Newcomers' Lunch (optional) before proceeding with the following steps in our membership process.




We ask that you follow the steps below when it comes to gathering information about our church, exploring membership, and ultimately joining our church family:

Step 1

Complete the "Foundations" Course

You will receive a link to watch three required videos prior to attending our next dinner. These videos cover the “Foundations” of our church: from our beliefs, membership convictions, our mission and values. We use an online learning platform where you will be able to interact with the content and ask questions along the way.




Step 2

Attend Foundations DInner

Each semester we will host a Foundations Dinner to provide a space to begin building meaningful community with others in your parish. Following the dinner, we will spend time identifying your spiritual gifts for service and giving you a map for our philosophy of ministry and discipleship. You will walk away from this dinner more connected and with practical steps to grow deep roots at CHBC.




Step 3

Apply for Membership @ CHBC

Following the dinner, you will be sent an online application to apply for membership. As part of the membership application, you'll acknowledge you're in agreement with our Statement of Faith and your intention to abide by our Covenant of Fellowship, the Constitution, and Bylaws of the Bible Church.




Step 4

Membership Conversation

After you have participated in the Foundations Dinner and applied to become a member, the final step to confirm your membership is to have a conversation with two of our elders. Someone will reach out to you via email or phone in the days following the dinner. You will meet with two elders for about 30 minutes. The goal of this conversation is two things:

  1. That you get to know some of our elders and they get to know you, and
  2. To make sure you are ready for membership. This will be an opportunity to ask any questions that you haven’t already, as well as get more insight on the applicable impact of membership as it relates to you.