Next Steps – Covenant Member

What is a ‘Covenant Member’?

What does it mean to be a “covenant member” of the First Baptist Church in Bloomington? When you enter a covenant relationship, you are making a pledge to live in community seeking Christ in good times and bad. When a person decides to plant roots at FBC and become a covenant member, we ask him or her to be intentional about being in community, living faithfully and extending generosity that God’s work might exist in the church and beyond it as well.
This is not a pledge of attendance; it’s a pledge of relationship and generosity. Although we want you to come to events and meet with others, attendance itself is never the goal. The goal is that you would invest in your relationship with God and with others in our community in a deliberate way.

A tree with deep roots can grow strong and fruitful. In the same way, we hope that you will develop deep roots in our community and flourish.


Who can be a member?

Anyone who declares Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior can become a member of the First Baptist Church in Bloomington. If you don’t know what it means to follow Christ, or if you want to give your life to the Lord, please visit Next Steps of Faith.

What If I am not ready or wanting to be a covenant member?

That is OK. At FBC, we honor the space and commitment level you feel comfortable with. While we believe covenants are important to a Christ-centered community, we also recognize that this can be difficult. Some have been hurt by church and are reluctant – Others may not be ready to sign on the bottom line but would like to pursue relationship. Those who are non-covenant members at our church in Bloomington but are an active part of FBC may serve on any Church Committee of FBC. However, non-covenant members are restricted from voting, whether it be on a new pastor or structural change within the church, or from serving as Committee Chairpersons.

Sign up for a Exploring God at FBC!

If you are interested in learning more about our beliefs, programs and leaders, we offer a class for newcomers called Exploring God at FBC. This is a great opportunity for those interested in learning more about our church in Bloomington. To sign up, please email The Church Office or call 309-662-4253!