Member Services

Member Services endeavor to assist our ministries in their efforts of ministry work and to be a focal point where both members and visitors can obtain needed information related to the church.

Church Membership
· A body of believers that PRAYS together
· A body of believers that FELLOWSHIPS together
· A body of believers whose Lord is the head
 
What are the benefits of being a member of a Church?
· `It identifies a person as a genuine believer (Eph. 2:19; Rom. 12:25).
·  It provides a spiritual family to support and encourage them in their walk with Christ
(Gal. 6:1-2; Heb. 10:24-25).
· It gives them a place to discover and use their gifts in ministry (I Cor. 12:4-27)
· It places them under the spiritual protection of Godly leaders (Heb. 13:17; Acts 20:28-29)
· It gives them the accountability they need to grow (Eph. 5:21)
 
What can you expect as a member of Star Bethlehem?
· Worship — Worship helps you focus on God.  It prepares you spiritually and emotionally for the week ahead.
· Fellowship — Fellowship helps you face life’s problems by providing the support and encouragement of other Christians.
· Discipleship — Discipleship helps you fortify your faith by learning truth of God’s word and applying principles to your lifestyle.
· Ministry — Ministry helps you find and develop your talents and use them in serving others.
· Evangelism — Evangelism helps you fulfill your mission of reaching your friends and family for Christ.
 
A request for church membership is based on the following:
· Candidate for baptism, or
· Letter of recommendation from your former church, or
· Previous Christian experience, or
· Restoration after six (6) months’ absence
· Public affirmation before other church members
· Completion of salvation classes
· Receiving the Right Hand of Fellowship
· New Disciples' Orientation
 
Membership Privileges
· Personal discipleship with the Pastor and/or the Family Ministry Team
· Attend church business meetings
· Access to church leadership for suggestions, questions, and concern
· Availability of leadership support in time of need (sickness, funerals, weddings, births, etc.)
· Regular personal and intercessory prayers for you and your family
· Pastoral counseling and guidance concerning major areas of your life (your walk with God, your marriage, family, job, etc.)
· Contact regularly by your Family Ministry Team
· Assistance with identifying and equipping concerning your spiritual gifts
· Priority use of church facilities (i.e., sanctuary, Fellowship) at no or minimal cost
 
Frequently Requested Member Services
Baby Dedications
Baptism
Benevolence
Bereavement/Comfort
Congregational Care Houses
Contribution Envelopes
General Information and Inquiries
Lost and Found
New Disciples' Orientation
New Members Training Schedule 2010
Room Reservations
Transportation Requests
Update Your Information
Weddings