At the Journey Bayless, we want to welcome, love, include, and care for all people regardless of where they are with God or whether or not they are members. However, membership helps us effectively define who our church is, and even if God doesn’t lead you to join our church, we would encourage every Christian to find a healthy, Christ-centered church to commit to.
Why Church Membership?
Who Can Join?
How Do I Join?
The first step in becoming a member at the Journey Bayless is to attend our “Membership Matters” class, a 3-hour class which we offer 3-4 times a year on a Sunday evening. During this class, some of our elders will provide an overview of who we are, what we believe, how we are led, how we grow together, what it means to belong at our church.
After completing this class, we will invite you to fill out a membership application which helps our elders to get to know you better, including your church background and understanding of the gospel. This application also provides you an opportunity to ask any questions you might have about the beliefs, life, and structure of our church.
Once we receive your returned application, one of our leaders will reach out to help set up a membership interview with a Journey Bayless elder.
One of the last steps is to sign our membership covenant, including our Statement of Beliefs, which summarizes the basic commitments we understand a Christian should make in following Jesus as a member of our church.
Ordinarily, after fulfilling the steps above, the elders will vote to welcome you as a member of our church, and during a one of our worship gatherings, we will commission you to help us follow Jesus together and commit to help you do the same.
If you have questions about this process or would like to move forward in this commitment, please fill out our Next Step Request, and one of our leaders will get in touch with you soon.