Becoming a Member
We believe that becoming a member of Grace Independent Baptist Church will be one of the best decisions you and your family ever make. We want to make sure your transition into our church family is comfortable and straight forward. It's important to have all of your questions answered and know that the Will of God for your family is to join Grace Independent Baptist Church.
Once you determine that you would like to join Grace Independent Baptist Church, we provide a simple process for membership:
MEMBER BY PROFESSION OF FAITH AND BAPTISM
If you will receive Jesus Christ as your personal Saviour and Lord and follow Him in baptism by immersion, we welcome you into our fellowship.
If you are a member of a church of like faith, and God leads you here, we •will be pleased to welcome you into our church family. We will happily take care of appropriate details tor transferring your membership.
BY BAPTISM FROM ANOTHER DENOMINATION
If you know in your heart that you are saved and want to become a member of Grace, we invite you to join us by baptism. This gives testimony of your salvation and your obedience to His direction.
In the event church membership records are not available for a transfer of membership, or if you were once a Baptist church member but are presently a member of another denomination, we will accept you upon your statement of these conditions.
You may express your desire to fulfill any of the above by presenting yourself during the invitation at the close of a Sunday worship service. Of course, any decision assumes your commitment to being faithful in prayer and participation in our Lord's work at Grace.
You will then be invited to a special "Pastor's Reception" where you will get more information about Grace Independent Baptist Church. The reception can be a scheduled for a personal, in-home visit or after the service on church property if so desired. This is a great time where we help you answer many of the questions people have when considering a new church home. "What Sunday School programs do you offer for adults and children?" What time do the Wednesday night services start?" "I heard you have a school...can you tell me more about that?". We look forward to having you as a member of Grace Independent Baptist Church.