Online Resources and Downloadable Forms

Looking for the Visitation form? click here

 

Membership

Any person who has accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Saviour and who is in agreement with the Statement of Doctrine of the Church shall be eligible for membership.  

Our bylaws state that the candidate must "be able to give a clear testimony to the fact that they have received Jesus Christ as their personal Saviour in order to be approved."  

We use a membership application to support an orderly membership process.  This application and the supporting documents of Berean (Constitution and Bylaws) are linked below.

Anyone desiring to become a member should print off the form below, using it to record their testimony and to indicate they have read the Constitution and Bylaws and are in agreement with the Statement of Doctrine (Article IV, Constitution).

Membership Application

Berean Bible Church Constitution

Berean Bible Church Bylaws

Please provide your membership application to a member of the Pastor Staff, or any Elder, and a member of the Pastoral staff will contact you to review your testimony, and to answer any questions you have regarding our Constitution or Bylaws.

 

 

Baptism

BAPTISM is an act of obedience for the believer to identify publicly in Christ’s death, burial, and resurrection.  It is an outward expression of an inner experience.  Baptism is not a prerequisite for salvation; it is a profession of salvation.

“By baptism, we are buried with Him, and lay dead, in order that, as Christ was raised from the dead in the splendor of the Father, so also we might set our feet upon the new path of life.”  (New English)

Any person desiring to be baptized must give a clear testimony to the fact that they have received Jesus Christ as their personal Saviour.  Berean practices baptism through immersion.

If you desire to be baptized, please use the form below (or your testimony from Membership).  Please note that the form below also has some helpful information about the baptism process so you know what to expect during our baptism.

Baptism Candidate Form

 

 

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Church Directory

For registered users, a Church directory is available for member reference. To gain access, you can contact the Church office by phone or email berean@comcast.net to become a registered user.

To access the online Berean Bible Church Directory, go to:

https://members.instantchurchdirectory.com/

Sign into the site using your Berean registered email and password. If you do not have a registered email, please contact the church office.

To view the Church Directory for printing or thumbnail view, download the following PDF's for easy access. These documents are password protected and can gain access by emailing the Church office at berean@comcast.net

Full Thumbnail Directory:

http://directory.instantchurchdirectory.com/73979537/churchdirectory.pdf
 

Printable Booklet:

http://directory.instantchurchdirectory.com/73979537/booklet.pdf

 


Childcare and Youth Worker Forms / Background Check Authorization

Use this section if you have been requested to complete an online background check authorization form by your ministry lead or by a Pastor.

If you have any questions about a particular form, please call the church office at 610.326.8794.

Online

To complete the Online Background Check Authorization form, please click this link, complete all required fields, and submit the form.  A Pastor or the church secretary will contact you using the information you provide to let you know it was received and when it has been processed. If you do not wish to use the online version of this form, please scroll down to the printable version and follow the instructions for that form.

Completing this form authorizes Berean Bible Church to complete any of the following as needed:

  1. Pennsylvania State Police Background Check 
  2. Pennsylvania State Child Abuse Clearance/Background Check 
  3. FBI Clearance via Fingerprinting for residents who have resided outside Pennsylvania in the last ten years

Download

Please download, print, and complete the printed form and return it to the church secretary at the church office to initiate the background check process.

Printable Background Check Authorization form

Completing this form authorizes Berean Bible Church to complete any of the following as needed:

  1. Pennsylvania State Police Background Check 
  2. Pennsylvania State Child Abuse Clearance/Background Check 
  3. FBI Clearance via Fingerprinting for residents who have resided outside Pennsylvania in the last ten years

 


 

Building Use Policy and Request Form

The church’s facilities were provided through God’s benevolence and by the sacrificial generosity of church members. The church desires that its facilities be used for the fellowship of the Body of Christ and always to God’s glory. If you are considering if Berean is the appropriate place for you to schedule your event, please review the Building Use Policy and contact the church office (610.326.8794) with your completed form.

Building Use Policy and Request Form

Request Process for Scheduling Events

  1. Submit the following to the church office without payment (that will be requested following approval)
    • a signed “Church Facility Reservation Request and Agreement” form (included in this document),
    • a signed “Facility Use and Indemnity and Hold Harmless Agreement” (included in this document), and
    • for non-member groups/organizations a Certificate of Insurance
  2. The pastoral staff and, if needed, the board of elders, will review and approve or decline the request.
  3. Upon approval:
    • the event will be reserved and placed on the church calendar only when the pastor or official designee approves the use.
    • the requestor will be notified of approval and will be requested to send in the recommended donation amount for the type of use at that time
  4. If not approved
    • the requestor will be notified that the request was not approved and alternatives, if available, will be covered at that time

 

Prospective Teacher Questionnaire

We are pleased to support those that have a desire to serve the Lord at Berean Bible Church by sharing God’s Word through the gift of teaching. As teachers we are held to a high standard, as James said (3:1): “Not many of you should presume to be teachers, my brothers, because you know that we who teach will be judged more strictly.” Ezekiel (3:17-19; 33:7-9) also expresses the cautiousness we should have of assuming the role of teacher, referring to us as “watchmen on the wall” as we use the power of the tongue.

Hebrews 13:17 says that we will give an account to God for how we give leadership and direction and teaching to God's people. It is indeed a serious issue.

Because of these Biblical principles, we desire that all our teachers be “like-minded” in the faith and to our church Doctrinal Statement.  

If you are interested in pursuing a role in Berean's teaching ministry, please contact the office to make an appointment with one of the Pastors to discuss your responses to our Teacher Questionnaire (610.326.8794)

Prospective Teacher Questionnaire


 

Youth Group Forms

Looking for a sign-up form, packing list or consent form for a YG event?  Click here