Membership

Membership

If you have been saved and baptized by immersion, you can become a member of the
United Free Will Baptist Church!

1. Let one of the pastors of the church know about your desire to join membership.

2. At an appointed time, the pastor will “open the doors” of the church, giving you an opportunity to present yourself to the church for membership.

3. The pastor will let it be known to the congregation that you want to join membership by one of the following methods:

A. Profession of faith in Christ and baptism by immersion, or
B. Receipt of a letter of good standing from any church recognized as Christian, with the qualification that you must have been baptized by immersion.

4. You will be asked to accept the Church Covenant (see below).

5. The church congregation will then vote to accept you as a member of the United Free Will Baptist Church.

6. You will be welcomed into the church membership by the congregation extending to you the right hand of fellowship (shaking your hand).

Church Covenant

            Having given ourselves to God, by faith in Christ, and adopted the Word of God as our rule of faith and practice, we now give ourselves to one another by the will of God in this solemn covenant.

          We promise, by His grace, to love and obey Him in all things, to avoid all appearance of evil, to abstain from all sinful amusements and unholy conformity to the world, from all sanction of the use and sale of intoxicating beverages, and to “provide things honest in the sight of all men.”

           We agree faithfully to discharge our obligations in reference to the study of the Scriptures, secret prayer, family devotions, and social worship; and by self-denial, faith, and good works endeavor to “grow in grace and the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.”

           We will not forsake the assembling of ourselves together for church conferences, public worship, and the observance of the ordinances of the Gospel; nor fail to pay according to our ability for the support of the church, of its poor, and all its benevolent work.

           We agree to accept Christian admonition and reproof with meekness, and to watch over one another in love, endeavoring to “keep the unity of the Spirit” in the bonds of peace, to be careful of one another’s happiness and reputation, and seek to strengthen the weak, encourage the afflicted, admonish the erring, and as far as we are able, promote the success of the church and of the Gospel.

          We will everywhere hold Christian principle sacred and Christian obligations and enterprises supreme; counting it our chief business in life to extend the influence of Christ in society, constantly praying and toiling that the kingdom of God may come, and His will be done on earth as it is in heaven.

           To this end we agree to labor for the promotion of educational and denominational enterprises, the support of missions, the success of Sunday schools, and evangelistic efforts for the salvation of the world. And may the God of peace sanctify us wholly, and preserve us blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

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If you are interested in joining membership with United Free Will Baptist Church, please use this form to contact us. We will contact you as soon as possible.