Becoming a Member of GHFC
Requirements for GHFC Membership
- YOU MUST BE BORN AGAIN
- YOU MUST BE BAPTIZED IN WATER BY IMMERSION
- COMPLETE THE MEMBERSHIP FORM
- ATTEND FOUNDATION CLASSES
- JOIN A HOUSE FELLOWSHIP
- BEGIN TO SERVE IN A DEPARTMENT
- ATTEND ALL CHURCH SERVICES REGULARLY.
- GIVE YOUR TITHES AND OFFERINGS FAITHFULLY.
- PRAY FOR THE SENIOR PASTOR, HIS FAMILY AND THE CHURCH.
WHO IS A “BORN AGAIN” BELIEVER?
The words “born again” have always signified something of great importance to those who believe the Bible. The terms are expressive of the new birth, which follows the believer’s death to, or separation from, sin and deliverance into the kingdom of God.
In John 3:1 and following, the Bible depicts a meeting that occurred between Nicodemus, a Pharisee and ruler of the Jews, and Jesus. During their conversation, Jesus said to Nicodemus: “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” Nicodemus must not have understood what Jesus meant, for he asked: “How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother’s womb and be born?”
Jesus answered: “Most assuredly, I say unto you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You must be born again.’ “
By answering this way, Jesus taught that physical birth is not the same as the new birth. The new birth was something quite different. Man had to be “born of water and of the Spirit.”
Being immersed in water pictures the death of Jesus Christ dying for our sins. Being raised from the water is a portrayal of Jesus’ resurrection in which He conquered sin and death. Thus, being baptized by immersion, the believer visually demonstrate being buried with Jesus Christ and resurrection unto endless life in Christ Jesus.
Water baptisms are held throughout the year, but generally correspond to Foundation Bible Classes for church membership. For scheduling and questions please call the church office at (+27) 011 787 1082
Membership Classes are held to lay a solid, biblical foundation for spiritual nourishment and growth. For both new and mature Christians, this class works through the teaching of the Word of God, so each one may understand their position in Christ and become a functioning member of GraceHouse Family Church. This is a standard.
Registration for all classes can be confirmed at the church office or as we announce them. To register call the following number (+27) 011 787 1082.
Please do contact the church administrator for details.