How to Become a Partner/Member at HCBCDS
Christians are to work within their particular church for the cause of the gospel. Therefore, church members are, in a sense, leaders and servants of the church who serve according to their abilities in accordance with Jesus’ command to love God and their neighbor. They must be trained and released to use their spiritual gifts in various ways so that they too are leading the church, behind the elders and deacons, as the priesthood of believers that Scripture speaks of throughout the New Testament— Vintage Church
Here’s how to become a member of Hill Country Bible Church:
- Attend Sunday service regularly
- Participate actively in a REALife Community
- Sign up for The City
2. Complete Assessment and Elder Interview
The partnership assessment can be completed online through the City. The assessment includes our doctrinal statement, principles and practices as well as other articles to review. We believe as St. Augustine wrote, “In essential matters, unity. In nonessential matters, diversity. In all matters, charity.”
After completing the assessment, each family or individual will be contacted to schedule an interview with one of our elders. This will be a time to answer any questions and sign our Partnership Covenant.
Members must confess faith in Jesus Christ as God and Savior (and get baptized if they have not previously done so as a professing Christian).
Affirm HCBCDS beliefs by signing the Partnership Covenant and living out the expectations of members:
- Community. Live life with other members of the family by remaining an active part of a community group.
- Serve. Use your gifts, talents, skills, and time to serve the church and participate in Jesus’ mission.
- Give. Members are asked to give sacrificially and generously as God has provided them in great joy.
Partnership privileges include…
- More serving and leadership opportunities.
- Access to occasional “Member Only” messages on The City.
- Open book policy extended to members interested in reviewing church financial information.
- Participation as an active part of the family of God.