Membership

The writer of the book of Hebrews set out the benefits of being part of a local congregation. In chapter 10 verses 24 & 25 he told the Hebrews: “And let us consider how we may spur one another on towards love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another …”

We invite people who regularly attend Hockliffe Street to demonstrate their commitment by becoming “Members” of the church, in accordance with our constitution and rules. As well as a positive sign of commitment to the church, membership allows its holders to be involved in key decisions that the church, as an independent body, has to make – for example on appointments to leadership and on its vision and strategies.

Membership is open to all who declare that they have accepted Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour in their lives. Those who have been baptised as adults are classed as “full” members as our constitution and the trust deed for the church property restrict certain decisions to those who have been baptised. If you have never been baptised as an adult believer, “associate” membership still shows commitment to the church and allows full participation in most of the church’s decision making.

A membership information and application pack is available from the church office. Applicants usually meet with two members of the church as a follow-up process.

Church Constitution & Rules

Following a Special Church Meeting on 26th April 2009, the Church adopted a new Constitution, to permit registration as a Charity, and a revised set of Church Rules. Changes to the Rules have since been approved, most recently on 13th November 2016. Copies of these are available by clicking on the links below.

HSBC Church Constitution
HSBC Church Rules