Membership in the church is the first step towards belonging to a community, linking hands and hearts with the faithful in fellowship and ministry. It's a way of saying 'yes' to caring for one another, to being cared for and making it clear that we are open to share our gifts and talents and to receive the encouragement of the community.
How Do I Join?
Most often, someone becomes a candidate for membership by walking forward during the singing of the hymn of commitment towards the end of the worship service and informing the pastor that they would like to become a member.
Ways to Become a Member
- By profession of faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, a decision symbolized by believer's baptism by immersion.
- By 'transfer of letter' from another Baptist church.
- By statement of baptism and confession/profession of faith in a church of another tradition or in a church that might no longer have a record of your membership.
- By 'watchcare.' Watchcare members retain their membership in another church but indicate their desire to affiliate with us as well, perhaps because they are in our area temporarily or for part of the year.