Take the Next Step :: Discover BAC and Become a Member
Discover your significance at BAC as you become aware of what makes this faith community unique. Whether you’ve been here 6 weeks or 6 decades, our commitment is to seeing you flourish in the calling Christ has placed on your life and in your growing community here at BAC. Will you journey with us in this 8-week discovery? Church membership is a desired outcome of the course; it is your choice to make once you’ve spent time Discovering BAC.
Membership is not one more thing to do. It's a statement about what you want to give to and receive from this community of faith. We have a mission from God in this city and YOU have a unique role in God’s purpose. Will you commit to be part of where we are going and how we are getting there together?
Membership represents your desire and decision to be PLANTED, put down roots, and GROW here at Bel Air Church. Our commitment to you, beginning with the DISCOVER BAC membership experience, is to provide the conditions in which you are most likely to GROW through God’s guidance. Membership is where you can become known and get to know others while sharing your journey in knowing Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.
You’ll hear more about the God-sized mission, vision, and values of Bel Air Church and become acquainted with where we’ve been and where we’re going. Discerning more about your unique gifts, you’ll learn about ways you can help others grow here!
Membership is a spiritual family, a team, a movement, and a commitment here at BAC.
What is the membership process?
We would like you to DISCOVER BAC and your unique role in our faith community before you make up your mind about membership. This class, offered a couple of times each year, is an eight week overview of Bel Air Church offered during the GROW HOUR (9:50–10:50 a.m.) on Sundays.
It consists of learning a little more about Jesus and Bel Air Church, small group discussion, reflection on your journey with Jesus and how He's calling you to serve Him. You'll also have the opportunity to meet some of the congregational leaders and staff members here at our church.
If, at the end of these 8 weeks, you decide that you want BAC to be your church - as a member (and we hope you do!) – the DISCOVER BAC journey culminates with the reception of New Members into the church body during our worship services. By the end of
this journey of discovery, it is our hope that you will be excited to be part of Bel Air Church membership! We know you’ll meet new people and make great friends. We believe you’ll feel empowered to serve out of the abundant gifts God has uniquely given you and that you’ll have some clear "Next Steps" in mind for your faith journey.
The in-person class experience is irreplaceable because of the people you’ll meet and get to know during this time. However, you can miss up to two of the eight classes and still join as a member. We ask, if you do have to miss one or two classes, that you listen to the podcast of the class content which is posted online at belairpres.org/discoveraudio. Pastor Kim would love to hear your thoughts on the podcast content once you’ve listened (hopefully before the next class meets.)
The only requirement for membership at BAC is a personal expression of faith that Jesus Christ is your Lord and Savior. At the end of our class experience, a few elders from our church will join us to briefly share what it means to him or her to experience Jesus as Lord and they would love to hear a little of your own faith journey and personal understanding of Jesus.
We at BAC know that God is calling us to big things in our lives, our families, our neighborhoods, our city and our world. We know it will take all of us. Are you ready to step in with two feet and join us?