Become a Member
What Does Membership Mean?
Church members commit to joining a spiritual family who provides encouragement and support. They are called to a higher degree of responsibility, service, and sacrifice. Our pastors and ministry leaders pledge to assist our members with care, counsel, prayer, and teaching. It’s our hope that you will commit to being a member at First Baptist.
Four Reasons to Be a Member…
Christ is committed to the church. “…Christ loved the church, and gave himself up for her.” (Ephesians 5:25 ESV)
It is an antidote to our society. We live in an age when people resist being committed to anything – a job, a marriage, our country. Partnership swims against the current of America’s “consumer religion.” It is an unselfish decision.
It defines those upon whom we can depend. Every team must have a roster. Every school must have an enrollment. Every business has a payroll. Every army has an enlistment. Even our country takes a census and requires voter registration. Membership identifies our church family.
It produces spiritual growth. The Bible gives major emphasis for the need of Christians to be accountable to each other for spiritual growth. You cannot be accountable when you’re not committed to a specific church family.
What’s Required to Join?
We would love for you to take the next step by joining the First Baptist family! There are five simple requirements to become a member at First Baptist:
- Trust Christ by faith for salvation; we want you to share your testimony about your salvation experience.
- Walk forward at the end of any service, or speak to a pastor afterwards.
- Be baptized by immersion
- Attend Understanding Church Membership.