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).
Individuals who profess for the first time that Christ is their Lord and Savior are subsequently baptized.
Individuals who are members of another Baptist church can request membership via transfer of their membership to this congregation.
Individuals who are members of non-Baptist churches can join with acknowledgement of previous baptism by immersion. Otherwise, baptism will be required for membership.