Membership is an important part of the life of the local church. By becoming a member of Glen Ellyn Bible Church, you strengthen the church through your commitment to serve and support the ministries of the church.
STEP 1: ATTEND A MEMBERSHIP CLASS.
Join us for our membership class this fall Sunday, September 27th from 6-7:30pm. During this time, you will have the opportunity to meet other perspective members and learn more about the theology, philosophy, and ministry of GEBC as well as the Elders, staff, and sending partners.
Click here to register for the class.
STEP 2: COMPLETE A MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION.
The membership application will be due by Sunday, October 11th.
Click here to complete our online membership application.
STEP 3: PARTICIPATE IN A SCHEDULED INTERVIEW WITH AN ELDER.
The elders review every membership application. Each applicant is then interviewed individually, married couples are interviewed together, by two elders. You will have the opportunity to sign up for a time slot after attending the membership class. During the interview the applicants are encouraged to ask any questions they may have about GEBC. No decision about membership is made during the interview. Elders debrief with the entire board before a decision is made. Once a decision is reached concerning your application, the board will extend an invitation for membership by email. These interviews will be held on Sunday mornings Oct 18th and Oct 25th during the 9:00 and 10:30 a.m. worship services.
STEP 4: BE PRESENTED TO THE CONGREGATION AS A MEMBER DURING A SCHEDULED SUNDAY SERVICE.
Upon approval for membership by the Elder Board, new members will be introduced by email to the congregation on Sunday, November 8th.
STEP 5: NEW MEMBERS’ MEET AND GREET
We host a Meet and Greet with staff and elders once a year in the fall. All new members and their families will be invited.