Thank you for your interest in becoming a member of Immanuel Bible Church. Membership consists on being a member of the whole church which includes its various ministries, including its ministry in Spanish. A prospective member must profess faith in the Lord Jesus Christ as personal Savior, give evidence of a changed life, have been baptized as a believer, and accept and agree to abide by the church’s constitution (including the Statement of Faith and the Covenant) and its Bylaws.
The elders may examine such persons and receive them into membership.
You are required to attend the Discovering Immanuel Membership Class. The class will cover Immanuel vision, history, Constitution and Bylaws , church organization and ministries. Plenty of time is set aside for questions. You will need to complete an application for membership and submit it to the church office (Attn: Discipleship Office). The membership application includes a written testimony. We have helpful tools for your personal testimony.
Membership needs to be preceded by believer's baptism at Immanuel Bible Church or other Christian church. You will be scheduled for an appointment for an interview with two of our Elders. After the interview, the Elders will recommend you for membership to the entire Elder council at the next Elders meeting. The council will then vote on all membership applications.We will notify you by letter.
The entire membership procedure may take as little as a month or as long as several months, depending on your schedule and the schedule of the Elder’s meetings. If you need to be baptized, we would be glad to schedule that for you. Please call 703-763-4903 for more information.
Active members will vote on elder recommendations in the following matters:
New pastors, elders, and deacons
The annual budget of the church;
Acquisition of real property and associated indebtedness
Disposition of all or substantially all of the church’s assets
Amendments to the constitution or bylaws
Merger or dissolution of the church
Any other major event or decision as designated by the elders.
6911 Braddock Road Springfield, VA 22151
703-941-4124 (general) 703-813-2053 (ministerio en español)