Joining any church is an important commitment. There's nothing about being a member that makes you a Christian, but being involved in a Christian community (church) is important to growth as a believer. After all, God created us for community. Church Membership is a biblical principle that helps believers become involved in the local church, have the embrace of a caring community, and have strong spiritual accountability.
In order to join the church you must be a believer in Christ and you must be baptized by immersion. There are three ways that you can go about joining in church membership:
- Come down at the end of the service, during the invitation, put your faith in Christ and be baptized. Or, if you have already put your faith in Christ, come and talk to the pastor about baptism.
- If you were already a member of a church, have been saved and baptized, then you can join by transfer of letter. All that means is, when you come down to join we will send a letter to your previous church letting them know that you are joining our church, and they will respond with your information.
- If you're already a Christian and have been baptized (by immersion), but are not attending church anywhere, you can come down during the invitation and join by "statement of faith."
Our Core Beliefs represent the most simple and foundational beliefs of Christianity. They capture the basic outline of Christian theology. Anyone pursuing membership and baptism at Central Baptist Church must agree with these beliefs. You can find a summary of those beliefs HERE.