WHY DO WE NEED A SPIRITUAL FAMILY?
We all need healthy relationships.
“Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work: If one falls down, his friend can help him up. But pity the one who falls and has no one to help him up!” – Ecclesiastes 4:9-10
We all need a place where we can use our gifts. “Do not neglect the gift that is in you, which was given to you…” – Timothy 4:14
We all need a place to grow without the pressure of having to feel inadequate, insignificant. “They joined with the other believers and devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, sharing in the breaking of bread and prayer.” – Acts 2:42
We all need to belong to something bigger than ourselves. “Just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.” – Romans 12:4-5
The Bible makes it clear:
“Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another…”- Hebrews 10:25
What are the personal requirements for membership at First Baptist?
-Salvation – a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
-Baptism – believers baptized by immersion.
What are the steps in First Baptist’s membership process?
-Sign-up to attend the membership class
-Attend Membership Class
-Sign the Membership Covenant
Ways to Become a Member of First Baptist Church:
You become a member of First Baptist Church by:
*Baptism- Any person who confesses Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord and adopts the faith and principles of this church, and is baptized, may be received as a member.
*Letter- Any person who has been baptized and who is in accord with the faith and principles of this church may be received into full membership by Letter from any Christian church.
*Christian Experience- A baptized believer who has formerly been a member of a Christian church, but who for sufficient reason cannot present a Letter from that church, but who is in accord with the faith and principles of this church may be received into full membership upon statement of Christian experience.
*Confession of Faith- Any person who has been baptized but has not united with a church may be received into full membership upon statement of Christian experience.