Membership


At Bear Valley Church, you can find inspiration, teaching, encouragement and experience meaningful connections to God and other people. You will be shaped as a believer through these relationships.

Membership is meaningful – our members own the church facility, operate the ministries, vote and help make important decisions for the church, carrying out missions at home and around the world.

Our pastors lead and equip the people of BVC, and our members use their gifts, talents and skills to make a difference everywhere in the world.

Discover Bear Valley

Bear Valley Church places high value on Membership ans are so glad you are taking this next step in your involvement with us as a church.

The first step toward becoming a member of Bear Valley Church is to attend Discover Bear Valley. Watch the bulletin and Connection Card for future dates and more information.

Requirements

When you attend a Compass 101 class to learn more about Bear Valley Church and membership, we'll ask just two questions:

  1. Are you a “born again” believer with a personal relationship with Jesus Christ?
  2. Have you been baptized (by immersion) as a believer? Baptism in our church IS the public profession of your faith. It is your day to say to the world: “I have become a follower of Jesus Christ.” We baptize by immersion, giving adults and children (who are old enough to understand the commitment they are making) an opportunity to follow Jesus in this ancient rite. The purpose is to demonstrate visually what has happened spiritually – we have been buried with Christ in His death and raised with Him to newness of life (Romans 6:3-14).

If the answer to either of these questions is "no", it's okay. We can walk you through those steps when you're ready.