JOIN / Membership Purpose
The purpose of membership has to do with fellowship, which takes place in the congregation.
One of the hallmarks of TBPC is loving relationships. Because we have a strong commitment to Reformed and Biblical theology, we have a commitment to healthy and loving relationships. Conflict is not absent from our relationships, but we deal with conflict biblically, with honesty and humility.
Several ministry areas take place under the purpose of membership.
Communicant Membership Class: The communicant membership class is designed to introduce inquirers to the membership requirements at TBPC. All believers go through this class in order to become members at TBPC.
Member Care Ministry: Our Member Care Ministry takes care of many of the needs of our growing and diverse congregation, such as pastoral care, hospital visitation, meals, counseling, support groups, weddings, funerals, benevolence support, and so on.
Prayer Ministry: We pray in a number of different settings. Our Daily Staff Prayer Meeting occurs each weekday. The staff meets for a brief time of prayer each weekday to pray about the upcoming day, as well as to pray for special prayer concerns. The e-Prayer Alert goes out to the entire church family via email whenever there is an immediate and pressing prayer concern. During the school year we have a Prayer Meeting on Wednesday evenings.
The reason for all of this prayer is the recognition that the gospel advances through preaching and prayer. We believe that prayer is foundational, and not simply supplemental, to all that we do as a church.
Fellowship and Social Events: Our church has always enjoyed fellowship and social events. This ministry oversees Sunday morning cafe, emptynesters luncheon, pacesetter luncheon, as well as other all-church meals.