Becoming A Member 2018-05-02T12:41:55+00:00

Becoming A Member

If you are interested in becoming a member of Testwood Baptist Church, or would simply like to find out more about our vision and values, we would invite you to journey with us through the following events.

Welcome Evening

Each term we have an evening set aside to welcome people who’ve recently started coming along to church. It’s an informal evening, featuring pizza, salad, dessert & good company! It’s held in The Hub at church, and is a great time to meet some new people and find out a bit more about the church.

To find out when the next Welcome Evening is taking place please visit the Welcome Desk at church where there will be sign-up sheet, or alternatively contact us for more information or to book in. Please let us know if you have any dietary needs.

Commitment Course

Taking place over three Sunday afternoons, the Commitment Course delves a little deeper than the Welcome Evening, to introduce you to our visions, values, beliefs and more. It is also a great opportunity to learn more about what the church is doing in different areas, and to meet some key leaders. At the end of the course, you will have the opportunity to request to become a member of the church; however there is no pressure to do so.

To find out when the next course is taking place please visit the Welcome Desk at church where there will be sign-up sheet, or alternatively contact us for more information or to book in.

Membership Acceptance

If, after the Commitment Course, you decide you would like to become a member of the church, the matter will be taken to a Members Meeting, where someone you know at church, perhaps your Small Group leader, or another member of the church, will speak for you. The members will then vote to accept your membership, after which you will be informed, and officially welcomed as a member of the church by one of the pastoral staff during a Sunday meeting.

Serving at Testwood Baptist Church

Although there are paid members of staff at Testwood Baptist Church, the bulk of the work in ensuring that the church continues to run is undertaken by volunteers. Once you have completed the commitment course and become a member of the church, we would love to invite you to join us in serving in any of the varied departments that dedicate their time on Sunday mornings, or throughout the week. Get in touch with us today to see how you can help.