The New Members’ Class at Faith Baptist Church was offered on the first Sunday of each month prior to COVID. The class now meets virtually as needed on Saturdays. If you would like to attend the New Members’ Class, contact the church office.
This class provides an introduction to FBC, Our Mission and Polity, Our Affiliations, the Staff of Faith Baptist Church, School, and PreSchool, the Ministries and Basics Beliefs of Faith, and how to join Faith Baptist Church.
The New Members’ Class also requires every new member to read Duties of Christian Fellowship: A Manual for Church Members by John Owen. Copies of this book are provided to member candidates (one copy per household) by Faith Baptist Church.
Expectations of Members of Faith Baptist Church
In response to the call of God to join Faith Baptist Church, individuals wishing to complete the New Members’ Class and become members will sign this membership agreement in which they agree to:
- be serious about supporting the leadership, fellowship, purpose and beliefs of Faith Baptist Church. (I Thessalonians 5:12-22; I Peter 5:1-4; Hebrews 10:23-25; Col. 1:9-10)
- be active in on-going discipleship opportunities and worship. (Romans 12:1-2; II Peter 3:18; Matthew 28:19-20)
- be passionate in prayer for your family, this fellowship and the lost. (I Peter 4:7; Colossians 4:2)
- be faithful in your stewardship of God’s gifts to you through tithing to Christ and giving offerings at Faith Baptist Church. (Acts 4:32-35; Malachi 3:8-10; 2 Corinthians 9:6-7)
- serve in your giftedness at Faith Baptist Church (1 Peter 4:10-11; Ephesians 4:12)
- be consistent in sharing your faith with those that don’t know Jesus Christ. (2 Corinthians 5:18-20; 1 Peter 3:15; Matthew 28:19-20)
- be persistent in living your life so that others see Jesus Christ dwelling in you. (I Peter 2:12; Matthew 5:14-16; Titus 2; 1 Peter 3:1-7; Ephesians 5:22-6:4)
Potential members are asked to recognize the seriousness of uniting with this fellowship and what it means to be a member of Faith Baptist Church. Our covenant is with God. In becoming a member of FBC, members agree to be accountable to God and to each other in living out their covenant relationships with the Lord Jesus Christ.
How do I become a member of Faith Baptist Church?
- Transfer of Membership (letter) from another Baptist Church of like doctrine and practice
- Statement of your Faith that you have previously repented of your sin, placed saving faith in Jesus Christ, and experienced believer’s baptism by immersion
- Baptism as a believer by immersion in water as a public profession of your faith
- Concurrent Membership allows members of FBC to have the full rights of membership without having to move their membership letter from their stateside church home since their membership at FBC, though several years in length, is inherently temporary due to the PCS cycle.
Each of these pathways to membership includes completion of the New Members’ Class.