WHAT ARE THE PRIVILEGES OF MEMBERSHIP?

  1. Belong to a healthy church family
  2. Resources for spiritual health
  3. Focus your ministry efforts
  4. Decision making
  5. Leadership

HOW WE MAKE DECISIONS?

  Huntington Beach Church is an autonomous, pastor-led, congregational church. (Acts 6:3-6, Acts 13:1-3, Acts 14:23, Acts 20:28, Matthew 18:15-17, 1 Timothy 5:17, Hebrews 13:17, and I Peter 5:1-3)
 
  • “Autonomous” means that the church is not under the authority of any outside entity such as a denomination or ecclesiastical authority. The church partners with a denomination and networks with other churches and organizations but remains autonomous and free to follow the will of Jesus Christ alone.

  • “Congregational” means that the church membership has final authority on all church doctrine and business. According to the church bylaws, the membership appoints and removes pastors, amends the by-laws, approves the annual budget, and must approve all major purchases such a buildings or property.

  • Huntington Beach Church is led by a team of biblically qualified pastors. Their main functions include teaching and preaching the Scriptures and theology, overseeing the functions of the church including administration and ministries, caring for spiritual needs of the membership, and praying for the membership.

CHURCH IS ESSENTIAL!

BELONGING TO A HEALTHY, BIBLICAL CHURCH IS ESSENTIAL!
 
The mission of HBChurch is to reach people with the gospel, build them up as the church, and send them into the world. We exist to magnify the transforming power of the gospel in our members, neighbors, and our world, through vibrant local churches.
 
There are mutual spiritual benefits as the church family strengthens each member and each member strengthens the church family (Ephesians 4:15–16; Hebrews 13:17; 1 Thessalonians 5:12-13; 1 Timothy 5:17).

Church membership offers help, healing, and hope through a Christ-centered community.

Attenders go to our church. We love them and care for them. We welcome everyone to attend.
Members belong to our church. We love each other, care for each other, and serve the Lord together.
Members are a priority for our pastors (Acts 20:28; 1 Peter 5:2-3).
Members make their church as priority (Hebrews 13:17; 1 Thessalonians 5:12-13; 1 Timothy 5:17).

ANYONE CAN ATTEND, BUT WHO CAN JOIN?

We ask three important questions to anyone who would like to join our church membership:
  1.  Do you believe that Jesus is your God and Savior?
  2.  Have you been baptized as a believer? If not, we can baptize you. (Matthew 28:19; Acts 2:41,47)
  3.  Do you affirm our doctrinal statement, the Baptist Faith and Message 2000?

This Sunday talk to a pastor about these three questions. It is that simple!