The Invitation

Bethel Austin Membership is an invitation to join us on our mission to passionately pursue the presence of God and continually be led by the Holy Spirit. To see believers equipped to become empowered saints and to raise up leaders who will influence cities, regions and nations for Kingdom purposes. To join with us in fostering a vibrant family and thriving community. To be a generous people willing to do whatever it takes to see lives transformed and revival sweep the nations so that Jesus gets His full reward.

About Bethel Austin Membership

The Bible uses many pictures to describe Christians as a community: a household (Eph. 2:19), a human body (I Cor. 12:12-31) and a temple made up of “living stones” (I Peter 2:4-5Eph. 2:21). All of these illustrate God’s desire for us to connect as a family, our need for each other and our commitment to each other. Our covenant with God and our commitment to one another create our culture and our community.

Bethel Austin Membership is an outward, formalized sign of the inward mutual commitment we have made with each other as a Bethel Austin Community and the Lord. This commitment defines not only our role, but also the intention of our heart; it affects our decisions and influences our perspective. We take this commitment seriously and believe the payoff to be significant. As Bethel Austin members, we join together for God’s glory and our mutual benefit; we share the responsibilities and rewards of all that God will accomplish through us.

Church Membership at Bethel Austin

Benefits of Being a Member

Being a member of Bethel Austin enables you to intentionally expand your capacity for leadership and grow in deeper relationship with Bethel Austin. In addition, these are following benefits:

Early Access

Early access to conference registration with a 10% discount on paid conferences

Bookstore

10% discount at the Bethel Austin bookstore and resource table

Business Meeting & Vision Night

Invitation to attend the annual Bethel Austin business meeting and members-only vision night

Bethel Austin Bible

Get your hands on our new Bethel Austin Bible

Worship at Bethel Austin

How do I become a member?

  1. Have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ (born again) – Acts 2:41a
  2. Be baptized in water following salvation – Acts 2:41b
  3. Agree to the Membership Affirmations, Statement of Faith, Statement of Purpose and Core Values.
  4. Complete the Elements class (available online in Summer 2021)
  5. Finish the “Kingdom Culture” book (available at the resource table)
  6. Be actively serving on a team and/or pursuing it when membership requirements are finished
  7. Complete the Membership Agreement by clicking on the Get Started button below.
If you have not yet completed the Elements Class or read the Kingdom Culture book, we will be sending you information on how to complete these after your Membership Agreement is submitted.

Join Bethel Austin as a Member today.

The process is quick and easy. And if you have any questions along the way, please email membership@bethelatx.com.

FAQ’s About Bethel Austin Membership

Do I have to be a member to attend Bethel Austin?

Absolutely not! Bethel Austin weekend services will always be open to the general public, and membership is not required to be a part of them.

Why are we rolling out membership?

We want to strengthen the foundations of who we are and what we are building as a church because there is a powerful blessing under Heaven in agreement, in unity and in covenant.

Will there be a published members list or members roster?

No, the members list or members roster will be maintained in the church database.

Do I have to be a member to serve or be a part of the Bethel Austin community?

No, you do not have to be a member to serve somewhere at Bethel Austin. You are welcome to be a part and participate in our community without being a member. We value and recognize everyone’s strengths, giftings and callings and want to see those used to glorify God.

What is the difference between being a member of the Body of Christ and being a member of Bethel Austin?

Bethel Austin membership is a recognition and commitment to mutual relationships within the local Bethel Austin community. Being a member of the body of Christ speaks to our identity as followers of Jesus that we globally share together with other believers. You can be a member of the Body of Christ and not be a member of Bethel Austin.

Do Bethel Austin Members vote on church issues?

No, Bethel Austin Membership is a membership program expressing a mutual relationship and is not a voting membership.

Can someone be removed from Bethel Austin membership?

While this is never our desire, Bethel Austin leadership reserves the ability to remove someone from membership if necessary.

Because membership is a relational commitment built on a culture of honor we will give opportunity for a conversation to understand and resolve any issue before removing an individual from Bethel Austin membership. We value relationships and will seek to maintain connection but it is possible for an individual to behave way out of Bethel Austin membership.

Can someone remove themselves from Bethel Austin membership?

Yes, you can remove yourself at any time from Bethel Austin membership. We do ask that you communicate your intention to Bethel Austin Leadership.