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Whether you are new to Tri-Cities or you already know God is calling you to join our family of faith, this introductory course will provide a time to answer your questions, hear from leaders, and meet new friends! 

 

Discover Tri-Cities 2017 Schedule:    
 
Sunday, October 8 - Johnson City
Sunday, December 10  - Gray
 

Why Membership Matters:

Obedience
In light of the example of the early church, biblical  church leadership, and our mutual responsibility for discipline and edification, local church membership should be viewed as an act of obedience.

Community
Believers are commanded to live in fellowship with one another. This involves transparency and vulnerability as well as trusting, encouraging, admonishing, teaching, correcting, and helping one another.

Mission 
Sharing the love and hope found in Jesus is a joint mission.
 
Worship
We exist to worship and glorify God. As members of a local church body, we are commanded to gather regularly and worship Him in song and proclamation of His Word.
 
Growth
Discipleship does not occur in isolation. The local church has been designed to function together in community to build one another up to maturity. 
 
Ministry
The church is healthy only when individual members are utilizing their gifts to serve one another and therefore building up the body of Christ.
 

Membership Promises:

TCBC's Promise to its Members

We Promise

to affirm, teach, and adhere to the absolute 
authority of the Bible in all matters. 
(Acts 2:42; 2 Timothy 3:16)

to lead you with leaders who meet the Biblical 
criteria according to their role. 
(1 Timothy 3:1-13, 5:17-22; Titus 1:5-9; 1 Peter 5:1-4)

to make much of Jesus, keeping Him as head of 
our church and calling people to abide in Him. 
(John 15:1-17; Ephesians 1:22, 5:23-24; Colossians 1:18)

to gather to worship with you. 
(Matthew 4:10, 22:36-37; Hebrews 10:25)

to pursue fellowship, equipping you to connect 
in community. 
(Matthew 22:39; Acts 2:42-44, 4:32; Romans 13:8-10; 
1 Thessalonians 5:14)

to pursue mutual edification, equipping you to 
serve others. 
(Romans 12:3-5, 14:19; 1 Corinthians 12; Ephesians 4:11-13)

to pursue the Great Commission, equipping you to
go make disciples. 
(Matthew 28:19-20; Mark 16:15; Luke 24:44-48; John 20:21; 
Acts 1:8)      

to lead you in the two ordinances (baptism and Lord’s 
Supper) according to the criteria set in Scripture. 
(Matthew 26:26-29; 28:19-20; Mark 1:9; Acts 2:41-42; 
1 Corinthians 11:17-34; Colossians 2:12)

to pray for you. 
(Colossians 1:3; 2 Thessalonians 1:11; James 5:14-16)

to admonish and discipline you when necessary 
according to Scripture. 
(Matthew 18:15-20; 1 Corinthians 5; Galatians 6:1; 
1 Thessalonians 5:14)

to love you.
(Matthew 22:39; 1 Thessalonians 3:12; Hebrews 10:24; 
1 John 4:7,11)


Members Promise to TCBC

I Promise

to affirm and submit to the absolute authority of 
the Bible in all matters. 
(Acts 2:42; 2 Timothy 3:16)

to affirm the doctrinal statement of Tri-Cities 
Baptist Church. 
(Romans 16:17; 1 Peter 3:15)

to love and promote unity and mutual edification. 
(Romans 13:13,14; Ephesians 4:1-3, 12-13)

to pray for and submit to my church’s leadership.
(1 Thessalonians 5:25; Hebrews 13:17)

to abide in my Savior, Jesus, through regular Bible 
study, prayer, and the consistent practice of spiritual 
disciplines. 
(Psalms 105:1-2; Psalms 119:97; John 15:1-17; Acts 2:42-47; 
Hebrews 10:23-25; 2 Peter 1:3)

to gather with my church family to worship. 
(Matthew 4:10, 22:36-37; Hebrews 10:25)

to live in Christian fellowship, connecting in community 
with my church family.
(Matthew 22:39; Acts 2:42-44; 4:32; Romans 13:8-10; 
1 Thessalonians 5:14)

to discover, develop, and use my gifts, talents, and 
experiences to serve others. 
(Romans 12:3-5, 14:19; 1 Corinthians 12; Ephesians 4:11-13)

to go make disciples, sharing the love and message 
of Jesus. 
(Matthew 28:19-20; Mark 16:15; Luke 24:44-48; John 20:21; 
Acts 1:8)      

to sacrificially and cheerfully steward the resources 
God has given me through regular financial giving. 
(Malachi 3:7-10; Acts 2:45; 1 Corinthians 16:2; 
2 Corinthians 8-9; Acts 20:33-35)

to pursue holiness by the grace of God, living a life of 
obedience to Scripture as an ambassador of 
Christ and representative of His church. 
(Ephesians 4:1-3, 6:10-20)