How to JoinFirst Baptist Church is a family of believers in Jesus Christ. You can become a member of First Baptist Church in one of four ways:
- Accepting Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior and being baptized by immersion (in a pool of water) in our church as a sign of your faith in Christ.
- If you have already accepted Jesus, but have not been baptized by immersion, you may come forward at the invitation time in our service and say you would like to be baptized.
- Transfer of membership from another church that practices believer's baptism by immersion. A church that practices "believer's baptism" is one that... a. believes that baptism follows someone's decision to trust in Christ, b. believes baptism is a sign of our salvation, not a requirement for salvation, and c. baptizes by immersion rather than by sprinkling.
- If you have trusted in Christ for salvation and have been baptized by immersion but never joined a church or are unsure where your membership is, you may join our church by simply saying that you are a Christian who has been baptized.
We encourage every member of First Baptist Church to attend our Dinner with the Pastor which is for New Members and Guests (offered every six weeks). You can attend the class either before or after you come forward and present yourself for membership. Registration is required and child care is provided upon registration.
When you are ready to join our church, you may come forward at the invitation time of our service. Our Pastor will meet you and answer any questions you may have about joining our congregation.