For a person to join First Baptist Church one only need to express a desire to join with the all the other individuals who have committed to God’s Kingdom work through this local congregation. It would mean that one would be ready to support the missions and ministries through their participation, prayer, time, and financial resources.
There are several ways that one can join:
- If a person is already a member of another Baptist church, then we would request a transfer of membership from that church.
- If person is a member of a different denomination and have already experienced believer’s baptism, then joining would be based upon their statement of belief.
- If a person has not experienced believer’s baptism or does not have an understanding of a personal relationship with Jesus Christ as their Savior, then we would help them understand the meaning of believer’s baptism and would schedule a time for them to be baptized and join based on that decision.
- We also have people who are not ready to fully join the church because of personal reasons, but want to be connected to the fellowship of the church. We have a option called watchcare which accomplishes this.