WHY IT MATTERS
We take membership seriously and with a lot of gravity. Committing yourself to a body of believers is weighty. But it’s also wonderful. When Members join, they commit to a spiritual family that provides encouragement and support. They are called to a biblical degree of responsibility, service and sacrifice to their brothers and sisters. Our leaders also pledge to assist our Members with care, counsel, prayer and teaching.
As you think about making a decision to join the church, we offer a class that covers what it means to be a Member of The Body of Christ, as well as our mission, basic beliefs and theological distinctives. We want you to know exactly what it means to join, and what is required when you do, before asking you to make a decision.
BAPTISM: a loving expression
Baptism is intended only for those who have professed faith in Jesus Christ and can give sufficient testimony to the basics of Christian beliefs. We baptize by immersion because it is not only the original significance of the word but also best symbolizes the reality to which baptism points—our death and resurrection in Christ.
If you have not been baptized following salvation, we ask you to take this step before becoming a Member. To help prepare you, we offer a Connect Class. The class covers the biblical significance of baptism, frequently asked questions and gives you an opportunity to share your testimony.