Membership

We believe that Christ is the fulfillment, focus, and future of the message of Scripture. As such, we are a gospel-centered church, primarily magnifying and glorifying Jesus Christ – God’s precious gift of redemption for all mankind. We believe we are apart of the one, holy, universal Church. As a part of Christ’s Church, we have responsibilities to see Christ formed in each other and to benefit from joint encouragement and ministry with other gospel-believing churches around us. We believe that Christ compels His Church to engage their community and bring about change through a gospel-centered lifestyle.

 

How do I join First Baptist Church?

To help us grow in Christlikeness, God has ordained the church. To become more Christlike you should be an active member of a local church. If you think you would like to join First Baptist Church of St. Peters, here’s how you can.

 

Principally Stated

First, you must be a lover of the Gospel, that is, you must be a true follower of the Lord Jesus Christ. Having renounced yourself and repented of your sin, you are now trusting solely in the life, death, and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Second, you must be a lover of the Triune God by loving Him and the things that are precious to Him above all else. That means that you love the church, even more specifically this particular local church—its people, practices, beliefs, and leadership.​

 

Procedurally Explained

To begin the process, you should speak to the pastor and indicate to him your desire. If you have not been scripturally baptized by immersion after becoming a true follower of Christ, you will need to be baptized in order to unite with our church. If you have been scripturally baptized, you may join by a transfer of your membership from another church or by a statement (profession) of your faith.

You will be asked to attend the membership classes that we offer on Sunday mornings. You can peak with a pastor to sign up for the next sessions. The Pastor and/or the deacons will attempt to visit with you after the membership classes to inquire of your desire to unite with our church. You will be officially received as a member during one of our quarterly meetings.