Becoming a Member


Membership in the First Baptist family is important. Why?

Jesus gave priority to the church (Matthew 16:10-19). Membership identifies a person as a genuine believer (Ephesians 2:19). Membership expresses your commitment to God (Matthew 22:37). Membership provides a spiritual family to support and encourage you (Hebrews 10:24-25). Membership gives you the opportunity to discover and exercise your gifts in ministry (1 Corinthians 12:4-27). Membership gives you the accountability you need (Ephesians 4:13-16).

 

What are our expectations and requirements for membership?

  • Profess Christ as Lord and Savior of your life.
  • Experience baptism by immersion as a symbol of your faith in Christ.
  • Attend a Discovery Class. Call the Church Office at 967-8591 for the date of the next class.

How do we accept members into the church?


Profession of Faith/Baptism

Individuals who profess for the first time that Christ is their Lord and Savior are subsequently baptized.


Transfer of Membership

Individuals who are members of another Baptist church can request membership via transfer of their membership to this congregation.

Statement of Faith

Individuals who are members of non-Baptist churches can join with acknowledgement of previous baptism by immersion. Otherwise, baptism will be required for membership.

 

To find out more, contact Sheryl Tepper at 864-967-8591 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..