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We are grateful that you are thinking of making Liberty your church home! The class provides an in-depth look at the church’s statement of faith, our church’s values and general aspects of our church identity that unify our body. It’s a great time to get to know our church better whether or not you decide to apply for membership. It will be a time of teaching, as well as, a chance to meet some of the ministry leaders. A meal in provided for your convenience.

What is membership at Liberty?
An important aspect of a strong family is commitment: loving and supporting each other, working together and identifying with family values and beliefs. Belonging to a church family is very similar and involves membership. Membership is also a commitment, expressing an individual's identification, participation and partnership with the local church. It is a public statement of allegiance, signifying agreement with what the church believes and values.

When you have finished your class for membership, you have the option of filling out a membership application and meeting with an elder for a prospective member interview. After completing that step, you will then be given the opportunity to share your testimony with a small group of your choice from Liberty.

Upon completing the membership process, you will be presented to the congregation as a new member on a date that will be arranged for the whole group. After the five services of that Sunday morning, members from our congregation will have the opportunity to say a word of welcome and shake your hand. During those services, the congregation and the new members will also speak together the covenant of membership, which you will learn more about during the class.

If we can answer any other questions, please do not hesitate to call us.
Kevin Cram at 219-926-3038 or


Is Liberty a part of any denomination? Liberty Bible Church is a part of the Evangelical Free Church of America. The EFCA is an association of about 1300 autonomous churches united by a mutual commitment to serve the Lord Jesus Christ with the guidance of the Holy Spirit and in obedience to the Word of God. The term "Evangelical" refers to our commitment to the proclamation of the gospel and to the authority of the Scriptures as the only safe and sufficient guide to faith and practice. The term "Free" refers to the autonomy of local churches, as well as to a congregational form of government. Evangelical Free Churches depend upon the active participation of lay people in their decisions and ministries.

What do I have to do to become a member?
You attend the membership class, meet with an elder and give your testimony in a small group.

What are my responsibilities?
The responsibilities of a member are to give your time, talent and treasure to expansion of this ministry.

What are my benefits as a member?
As a member you will be part of the spiritual shepherding of the church leaders. As a member, you can now vote in any congregational meeting. As a member, you may now serve on one of our elected ministry teams.

Why do I have to give my testimony?
We believe that it is important to be able to give a verbal testimony of your faith journey and conversion. We understand that public speaking can be scary and we will be help you find a group where you are comfortable sharing.

Download a membership application here.