If the Bible is the cornerstone of our church, then membership is the cement that holds us all together. Both Christ and Paul pointed us toward membership for our encouragement, our protection, and our instruction. We seek to carry out this vision through our four-step process by which to join First Baptist Church of Delassus.
Membership Class – All prospective members must attend our Membership Matters class. The curriculum is composed of:
- Statement of Faith
- Church Covenant
- Why Join a Church?
- Outreach & Missions
- Life as a Church
Courses will be offered periodically through the year. Upon completion, those who attended all six classes are able to sign up for a membership discussion with the pastor and a deacon, the second step of the membership process.
Membership Discussion – In a 45 minute meeting, the prospective member meets with the pastor and a deacon to provide basic biographical information and recount God’s converting work in his or her life. The prospective member would then affirm the statement of faith and church covenant, and the prospective member’s name would go to the church body for congregational affirmation.
Congregational Affirmation – During our monthly church business meetings, the pastor, who conducted the interview, briefly describes how the prospective members have come to know the Lord. Questions are fielded, a vote is taken, and with a majority secured, candidates are admitted into membership.