Why should i join a church?
Jesus loved the Church and all those who love Jesus will come to love His Church.
In order to be obedient to the word of God: not forsaking our own assembling together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging (one another); and all the more, as you see the day drawing near - Hebrews 10:25. At Pentecost the Bible says that there were about 3,000 added to their numbers that day. This implies a connection to a local Church. (Acts 2:41, 47; 4:4; 11:21)
There are 58 “one another” statements in Scripture that are commands (Ex. Jn 13:34; Gal. 6:2; Hebr. 3:13).
A Church is a voluntary society, but it is not merely optional. A believer is to identify himself/herself with the Household of faith.
It is part of one’s moral obligation.
It is for for the individual believer’s spiritual health.
The Church needs the presence and influence of the individual.
Our commitment to God is lived out through our commitment to a local Church. It is in the local Church that we meet together regularly for corporate worship.
Allows Church leaders to fulfill their task of shepherding those who have joined the Church.
Provides a family in a rapidly changing society.
How do i become a member?
All those wishing to join must participate in an interview meeting. Upon completion of the meeting with one of the Elders, the candidate(s) will be asked to sign a membership signature page indicating that they have read and agree to the governing documents, church covenant, and statement of faith. Candidates will then attend one of our quarterly meetings and be asked to give a credible testimony of their faith before those present.
Those members present will then vote to accept the candidates into membership. If a person wishing to join has not been baptized by immersion after salvation, they must be willing to submit to baptism in accordance with the commands of scripture (Matt. 28: 18-20; Acts 2:36-38; 41; 8:36-38; 16:33; 18:8).