Becoming A Member of First Baptist
We are delighted that you are seeking information about joining First
Baptist Church's faith community. Our pastor, Reverend Rich Rose, and
members of the Board of Worship and Christian Concern hope that you
will experience areas of First Baptist's church life that support and
engage you while you decide whether to join in full membership, or as
you strengthen your ties to the church as a valued friend.
We encourage you to engage in any or all of the following:
· Conversations with Reverend Rose or with those with whom you
have made the strongest connections. These one-to-one conversations are
often the most fruitful ways to find out if First Baptist is a good fit
for you. They give you an opportunity to get to know persons whose
lives have been enriched by First Baptist involvement, and an
opportunity to explore your own personal/religious/spiritual life and
· Attending church membership classes. These are offered
periodically and are designed to help people learn more about First
Baptist and what church membership means. The membership classes are
offered to members and non-members alike. Please ask Reverend Rose for
· Joining in First Baptist activities and functions such as:
Monday evening Bible study, singing in the choir, second Sunday dish-to
pass following worship, Friday evening dinner discussion gathering,
etc. You are welcome at any of First Baptist's ongoing events.
When you feel that you are comfortable as part of the First Baptist
church community and want to join in full membership, please contact
either Reverend Rose or a member of the Board of Worship and Christian
Concern. They will invite you to meet with members of the board to
introduce yourself and to discuss what you hope to receive from the
church, how you might want to contribute to the life of the church and
what your previous religious experience has been. The board will
explain that there are different ways to join the church that include
baptism, letter of transfer, Christian experience and student
affiliate. After meeting with the pastor and the board, a time will
then be set for you to be introduced to the congregation and to join
First Baptist as a member.
What does the Lord
require of you?
To do Justice, love mercy and walk humbly with your God.
Peace to all who enter here.