We invite you to join our First Baptist Family!
During the time of response at the end of the worship service, please come forward and share your decision with our pastor. He will assist you in firming up your decision, answering your questions, and joining you in prayer. Naturally, you can meet with the pastor prior to such a public announcement to discuss church membership as well.
Following this public response, these are the ways that we receive members:
All those who desire membership will meet with members of our pastoral staff or deacons, who want to hear the personal testimony of your conversion that is saving faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, repentance of sins and turning to God in obedience and service.
Upon the new member committee’s recommendation for membership, you will be received:
1. Through baptism by immersion after conversion (also called believer’s baptism), if you are a new believer or a Christian who has never experienced believer’s baptism which is based on your profession of faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.
2. Through transfer of membership, if you are a Christian who was baptized by immersion after conversion and a member of another Southern Baptist Church. We will accept you as a member on transfer of your membership. If a letter of certification from a former church can be secured, our church clerk will gladly arrange this transfer.
3. Through your statement of faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and your believer’s baptism, if you are a member of a non-Southern Baptist Church or if it is not possible to get a letter of certification from a former church.