All of us have a next step to take! Below you will find the ones you can take to connect with Brandywine Valley Church, with the ultimate goal of becoming a member.
Join us for weekly, soft gatherings where you can ask questions and engage in discussions with other interested newcomers and current Brandywine members. Stop by to pick up your first-time guest gift and enjoy a cup of coffee or tea while chatting with people who can help get you connected. The Café is located on the left, through the double doors as you exit the sanctuary.
Pizza with Pastors.
Every other month our pastors join interested newcomers for a lunch of pizza and salad! If you are new to Brandywine within the last six months, join us in an informal atmosphere to get to know some of our pastoral staff and freely ask questions about the church. Pizza with the Pastors is held on the first Sunday of February, April, June, August, October and December at 11:45am downstairs in the Fellowship Hall. There is no cost and no reservations are needed.
Every other month we offer Discover Brandywine as a way to get connected with the Brandywine community. During this one-time class you’ll discover more about our ministries directly from the people working in them, ask questions of the ministries, and take a tour of our building. Our goal during this hour is to help you GROW your Brandywine connection. There is no registration for this class. The class meets downstairs in room 33F at 9am.
2023 Discover Brandywine Classes:
- January 8
- March 5
- May 7
- July 2
- September 3
- November 5
This is the first “official” step to becoming a member at Brandywine. If you are already baptized, that’s great! If not, Baptism Classes are offered throughout the year with the sacrament scheduled for a following Sunday. The class meets at 11:45am in Pastor Nate’s office, except for April 30. For questions about baptism at Brandywine, please email us.
2023 Baptism Classes:
- February 12
- April 30
- August 13
- November 5
A public and formal commitment to our local church community, membership enables you to grow as a Christian with a sense of connection, belonging, and purpose. Your expression of commitment includes service and support of Brandywine’s mission and vision and a willingness to be accountable to the church and its leaders. With your commitment, the pastors, deacons, and congregation commit to care for, pray for, teach, and personally counsel you. We also commit to being accountable to God and each other for how we lead you.
Explore Membership Class
Our Membership Class is a four-week class. The next Explore Membership class meets weekly on Sundays from April 16 to May 7, 2023 at 9:00am in person at Brandywine. Advanced registration is required for the class. Register for this Explore Membership Class
- A spiritual family to support and encourage you in your walk with Christ (Galatians 6:1-2; Hebrews 10:24-25)
- A place to discover and use your gifts in ministry (1 Corinthians 12:4-27)
- A place under spiritual protection of godly leaders (Hebrews 13:17; Acts 20:28-29)
- The accountability you need to grow (Ephesians 5:21)
- Salvation: A personal relationship with Jesus Christ
- Baptism: Believer’s baptism
- Completion of Explore Membership Class.
2023 Membership Classes:
- January 8-29
- April 16 – May 7
- July 9-30
- October 8-29
Send us an email or call the church office at 302-478-4255.
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