NEW MEMBER INFORMATION
How to Become a Member
First Baptist is a community of faith committed to connecting with God and caring for others. If you desire to join with us and will be supportive of the beliefs, fellowship, and mission of our church, we warmly invite you to become a member. Here are the three steps to becoming a member:
1. Present yourself for membership during any Worship Service when the invitation is given at the end of the message. 2. The Minister will introduce you to the church congregation and give them the opportunity to meet you. 3. A minister or deacon will make an appointment to meet with you and counsel you in your decision.
Express your desire for membership through one of the following means:
Profession of faith and Baptism
If you have never received Jesus as Savior and Lord and/or never publicly confessed Him, you will be given an opportunity to do so. After your decision has been confirmed, an appointment will be made for your baptism. For more information about baptism, scroll down.
Transfer of membership from another Southern Baptist Church
If you are currently a member of another Southern Baptist Church, we will receive you as a member upon promise of a letter from that church. We will contact that church to notify them of your decision and request your letter.
Statement of faith
If you know in your heart that you have previously experienced salvation by receiving Jesus as Savior and Lord, we will be happy to receive you. It will be necessary for you to be baptized if you have never been baptized by immersion after your salvation experience or if you were baptized in a church which holds a different view of salvation, baptism, or eternal security.
New Member Materials
This material is also available as a packet of information. The links below will provide almost all the information that you need as a new member of First Baptist Church! Each document is a .pdf file and you will need Adobe Reader to open these files.
Church Membership Process
Information Sheet about you and your family.
Membership Class. You will be informed by the pastor when the next membership class will begin.
Membership Covenant. This will be signed after you complete the membership class.
Sunday School Class list. We strongly encourage you to become part of a small group Sunday School class. This is where you will meet other believers in a learing environment.
Spiritual Gifts Survey. Learn how God has gifted you!
Baptism Instructions (if you are becoming a member through baptism)
Church Directory. We do not publish addresses and phone numbers online, so please call the church office and we will get you a copy.
Church History Timeline.
Book: We have copies of "Forty Days of Purpose" (Warren), "More Abundant Life" (Phipps), and other material for youth and children. Contact the church office for a copy.
2013 Annual Budget