How to Join

Bright Hope is committed to winning more souls for Christ.



Membership at the Bright Hope Baptist Church begins with accepting Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior. We believe strongly in the Letter to the Romans which says "That if you confess with your mouth, Jesus is Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved" (10:9).



In order to obtain full membership to the Bright Hope Baptist Church, you must complete the following steps:

1. Publicly join our congregation during Morning Worship at 10:15AM. This public acknowledgement can be confirmed through Baptism, Christian Experience or by Letter of Transfer.
 
2.New Member Classes. Membership at the Bright Hope Baptist Church begins with accepting Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior. We believe strongly in the Letter to the Romans which says “That if you confess with your mouth, Jesus is Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved” (10:9). Once a person has accepted Jesus Christ, the next step is to complete the four required New Member Orientation classes. The classes are offered every 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th Tuesday in the Deacons’ Room at 6:15PM. and every 3rd Saturday in MacAfee Chapel at 11:00AM:

         Class No. 1 – Salvation: The Key to a New Life
         
Class No. 2 – Foundations of Faith: Baptist Beliefs and Practices
         Class No. 3 – Bright Hope Baptist Church: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
         
Class No. 4 – Stewardship and Tithing: Managing and Giving God’s Blessings


New Members Classes are offered every Tuesday at 6:15 for Adults in MacFee Chapel & Youth in the Old Deacon’s Room. Also every 3rd Saturday in MacFee Chapel at 11:00AM. We strongly encourage those who have recently joined our loving fellowship to immediately begin taking the New Membership classes.
 
3. Baptism. Experienced the blessed worship service of Baptism if you are a new Christian believer or have not been previously baptized. The Baptismal Services are held every 3rd Sunday of the month in MacAfee Chapel at 9AM.

4. Right Hand of Fellowship. Receive the Right Hand of Fellowship (RHF). After you have completed all four New Member’s Classes and been baptized (new believers only), you are eligible to receive the RHF which is extended every 3rd Sunday of the month during our 10:15 a.m. worship service.
 
 If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at (215) 232-6004. We look forward to your becoming a full-fledged member at Bright Hope