Membership

What does it mean to be a member at Broadmoor?

The Church exists to display the glory of God because all things exist for His glory. As a local church body or church family, we are empowered with the Gospel and positioned to display His glory by caring for others, as well as guiding and encouraging others to follow Jesus, be changed by Jesus, and join Him in His mission of making disciples in our community and around the world.

As we grow as disciples of Jesus, we grow closer to Him. As we grow as a church member, we grow closer to His church. To be clear, taking steps as disciples and church members is not about completing a checklist but about intentionally moving where Jesus calls us.

Think trust, NOT performance. Think direction, NOT destination.

The best place to begin is at Broadmoor Basics, our membership discovery class designed explain who we are, what we believe, and how we partner with you in a growing relationship with Christ. Below you will find 7 expectations describing what it means to be a member of the Broadmoor Family.


MEMBERSHIP EXPECTATIONS

Be Changed

Jesus invites us into a personal relationship He described as being "born again". This is a new life marked by vast and dramatic change at the soul level. We have been changed and then we spend the rest of our lives continually being changed as we are loved by Him and submit to His Word.

Be Born Again

I will, under the conviction of the Holy Spirit, repent of my sins and place my hope and trust in Jesus Christ for salvation (John 3:3, 2 Corinthians 5:17, 1 Peter 1:3)

The work of Jesus Christ to give you new life as a born again believer is the beginning of a life long journey of following Him. You might be exploring what this means, or you might simply be looking for your next step. 

Action Step 1: Talk to Someone
God has positioned all kinds of people in your life to walk alongside you as you take this journey. Reach out to a friend, a small group or LifeGroup leader, or someone on our staff.  Broadmoor has a caring staff that is committed to lovingly walk alongside you as you consider your next steps. Click HERE to be connected to someone from our pastoral staff.

Action Step 2: Explore What it Means to Be Born Again 
God made a way for you to be forgiven and to give you new life through Jesus Christ.  This short video provides a simple, clear explanation of how you can be born again.  

Action Step 3: Consider Baptism  
Your first step after being born again is to be baptized into a local church family. You can read the story of how Jesus modeled this for us in Matthew 3:13-17. Baptism is a believer’s symbolic act of publicly committing him or herself to Jesus as Lord and Savior, following Him, being changed by Him, and joining Him in His mission of making disciples.

  

Submit to God's Word

I will live my life in a manner that displays my belief that the Bible is the authority for all areas of life.
(John 14:15, Acts 2:42, Romans 12:2)

In order to submit to the Word, you must know the Word. Hearing God's Word proclaimed is a good step, but it is only the beginning. You must also read and study the Word yourself in order to obey. 

Action Step 1: Talk to Someone
Submitting to God's Word on a daily basis is something you don't have to do alone. God has positioned all kinds of people in your life to walk alongside you as you take this journey. Reach out to someone you know to help you get connected with a group at Broadmoor who will study God's Word with you.  Broadmoor has a caring staff that is committed to helping you connect with a group. Click HERE to be connected to someone from our pastoral staff.

Action Step 2: Read the Bible Using a Bible Reading Plan 
The Broadmoor Bible Reading Plan is an easy to follow Bible Reading Plan that you can begin at any time. You can download the plan, one month at a time, AND you can sign-up to receive a daily text with the scripture reference and a reflection question. Reading the same passages as other Broadmoor members can be encouraging and is a great way to share your journey with other believers.  

Check out Broadmoor's Bible Reading Plan.

If you would like to receive the Bible Reading Plan daily via text messaging, please text READING to 601.202.9562.  

For another option, you can also try the Navigators 5x5x5 Daily Bible Reading Plan.

Action Step 3: Study the Bible through Journaling

As you read the Bible daily, you can begin to study the Word using HEAR Journaling. This will help you focus on specific verses and apply them to your life. 

Here's a copy of how to use the H.E.A.R. Journaling method.

Other resources to help you as you study the Bible:

  • How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth by Gordon Fee and Douglas Stewart
  • Reading the Bible Supernaturally: Seeing and Savoring the Glory of God in Scripture by John Piper
  • How to Read the Bible (RightNow Media)*
    *An account with RightNow Media is required to watch this video. If you do not have an account, click HERE to create your free account through Broadmoor.
     

 

 

Following Jesus

Jesus invites us into a personal relationship compelling us to stay near Him. Following Jesus is not about us being perfect but is about us staying close to Jesus. Following Jesus means we worship Him faithfully, alongside other followers, knit together as a family, as one body.

Worship Faithfully

I will worship privately with God and by gathering with others (John 4:23-24, Colossians 3:15-17, Hebrews 10:25).

Just as Jesus went to a "solitary place" to meet with the Father, you, as a disciple, must pull away from the busyness of life for private moments with the Lord. It is in these daily moments you are equipped to follow Him and your heart is prepared for weekly worship with the entire church family.

Action Step 1: Talk to Someone
God has positioned all kinds of people in your life to walk alongside you on this journey. Reach out to a friend, a small group or LifeGroup leader, or someone on our staff. Broadmoor has a caring staff that is committed to lovingly walk with you as you consider your next steps. Click HERE to be connected to someone from our pastoral staff.

Action Step 2: 
Engage in Daily Personal Worship
Jesus loves you and delights in your acts of worship. It is in these one-on-one times with God that your relationship deepens. These times include but aren't limited to, spending time in God's Word and praying for others.

Check out several resources for personal worship on the Discipleship Resources page of Broadmoor’s website.

Action Step 
3: Prioritize Worship with Your Church Family.
This option is simple but difficult. Commit to gathering each and every Sunday with your Church Family. Rearrange priorities and responsibilities in order to be fully present as the church worships through the reading of Scripture, singing, praying, and preaching.

Connect to The Body

I will do life with and be accountable to a smaller group of fellow believers (Acts 2:42-45; Romans 12:4-5; 1 Corinthians 12:12-27).

Change occurs as you grapple with and submit to the truth of God’s Word in the context of transparent relationships. God reshapes your life most when there is self-revelation and confession to others. You are made for community

Action Step 1: Talk to Someone
God has positioned all kinds of people in your life to walk alongside you as you take this journey. Reach out to a friend, a small group or LifeGroup leader, or someone on our staff. Broadmoor has a caring staff that is committed to lovingly walk alongside you as you consider your next steps. Click HERE to be connected to someone from our pastoral staff.

Action Step 2: Join the Church
Explore church membership by (1) texting “Decision” to 601.202.9562 or (2) talking to a pastor about joining the church. Both options will lead to participating in a membership discovery class called Broadmoor Basics.

Action Step 3: Commit to a LifeGroup
You, as a disciple, are not designed to follow Jesus alone. In the context of friendship, questions are asked, real-life stories are shared, sin is confessed, accountability is offered, and encouragement is given. Check out the list of groups here or stop by the Welcome Center to select a group.

Action Step 4: Prayer
Pray for the Holy Spirit to lead you to 1-3 people with whom you can grow as a disciple in truth, vulnerability, and accountability/gratitude.

Here is a sample prayer: God, I'm a mess on my best day and really need at least two or three people in my life that I can be real with - a few people who will pray for me, challenge me to grow, and stand by me when the going gets tough. Will you please show me who that might be?

 

Join Jesus in His Mission

Jesus invites us into a personal relationship that defines the direction and mission of our lives. Rather than building our own kingdoms, we join others in building up Jesus’ Kingdom by giving, serving, and living out His final instructions to make disciples around the world.   

Serve Intentionally

I will intentionally discover, develop, and use my talents and time to serve the local church, my family and my community as a platform for sharing and demonstrating the gospel (Romans 12:9-13, Ephesians 2:10, 1 Peter 4:10). 

You are responsible for learning and using the skills, passions, and talents God has given you for the benefit of those around you. One day, the Lord is going to ask you to give an account for your intentionality in sharing the gifts He gave you.

Action Step 1:   Sign up for the P.L.A.C.E. workshop.
P.L.A.C.E. is designed to support you in understanding Jesus' purpose for your life and how He has uniquely wired you. When you understand how God has gifted you distinctively, you can be more effective by intentionally applying those gifts as you serve. Click here to complete the assessment.

Action Step 2:   Commit to serve.   
As a follower of Christ, you bring glory to Him as you serve others. You are called to use your gifts, talents, skills, and experience for the building up and encouragement of His Church. Click here to explore service opportunities.

Give Cheerfully

With a heart of gratitude, I will use my financial resources to further Jesus’ mission and Kingdom (Matthew 6:2; Luke 6:38; 2 Corinthians. 9:7).

All giving begins with attitude, not an amount. Giving has nothing to do with how much you have. There is no correlation in God’s economy between your means and your generosity. 

Action Step 1:   Commit to  sacrificially give your tithes and offerings.
As a follower of Jesus, you  are called to place your confidence and trust in His ultimate provision for our needs. By giving of your financial resources, you demonstrate obedience to Jesus, your trust in Him, and your commitment to joining in His mission. Prayerfully consider your next step of faith related to your finances. Click here for more information about tithes and offerings.

Action Step 2:   Complete training to become more financially healthy.
Part of your journey as a disciple-maker involves learning to be a steward of the resources the Lord has entrusted to you. Financial Peace University provides a biblical foundation for managing your finances and practical tools to help you grow as a faithful steward that honors Him. This 9-week course will help you take control of your money, plan for your future, and transform your life.  Click here to connect with someone who can help you learn more.  

Action Step 3:   Be generous to those around you.   
You have the ability to see the needs of others. Your job, neighborhoods, hobbies, and relationships offer you a unique perspective into ways you can be generous with your money. Ask God to open your eyes to see how you can use your resources to meet the needs of people in your circles.

 

Make Disciples

Working under the authority of Jesus; I will purposefully care for, guide, and encourage others to make a decision to follow Jesus as their Lord (Matthew 28:18-20; 2 Timothy 2:1-2; Matthew 4:19).

A disciple-maker, empowered by the Holy Spirit, cares deeply for others, guides them to their next step closer to Jesus and His Church, and encourages them to be faithful in their commitment to Him. 

Action Step 1:  Pray
Pray daily for an opportunity to have gospel conversations with a specific person. Click here for a helpful 30-day prayer guide.

Action Step 2:  Sign up for training on how to share the gospel.
Broadmoor offers Share Anywhere training as a tool to help you become more effective at having gospel conversations. Click here to be connected with someone who can provide more information about the next training workshop.

Action Step 3:  Have spiritual conversations this week.
Seek out one person in your life this week for the purpose of guiding the conversation toward gospel truths.