Family Membership

One of the awesome images the Bible uses to describe the church is that of a family. The local church is to represent the Gospel to each other and to the community by being a family that is committed to each other and committed to God’s mission.

Here is the process to become a family member at Grace Bible Church:


The first step is to be under the shepherding care of Grace. This is done primarily through Community Groups. Click here for more information on Community Groups. Let your Community Group leader know that you are interested in the Family Membership process at Grace.


The next step is to listen to the “We Are the Church” sermon series. This series outlines what we at Grace Bible Church believe about doctrine and ministry. You can view the “We Are the Church” series here.


Jesus told his disciples to baptize his followers, so we ask all of our members to take that step of obedience by being baptized. For more information on baptism, or to sign up to be baptized, click here.


Read and affirm Grace Family Membership Covenant, which can be found here.


The next step is to meet with an Elder and share your testimony and ask any questions you have about Family Membership. You can set up a meeting by emailing Pastor Phil Kooistra at


The final step is to be presented to the Grace Bible Church Family. When you are ready to be presented, email Calvin Hemphill at