Membership

We believe every follower of Jesus should belong to a local church and take ownership of the mission and embody the church’s values. This is what becoming a member of FBC is all about. It includes serving, giving and participating in biblical community and furthering our mission by seeking Gospel redemption for our city. In order to become a member of FBC, one must:


1. Believe the Gospel of Jesus

2. Take the FBC Member’s Class

3. Be Baptized

Step 1: Believe the Gospel

Believing the Gospel means that you understand that you are in need of God’s grace because of your sin and you embrace Jesus as your Savior and Lord. When we put our faith in Jesus, we begin a personal relationship with Him. If you need help with this, please contact us! It would be our greatest joy to lead you in prayer into faith in the Lord.

Step 2: Membership Class

The Membership Class is a one-evening class offered quarterly that introduces you to our vision, mission, and values and explains the expectations described in our member covenant.


Please contact us if you would like to jump into the next class.


OUR FBC MEMBER COVENANT


HAVING been brought, as we trust, by the Holy Spirit to give ourselves up to God as the supreme object of affection, and to embrace the Lord Jesus Christ as our Savior and Redeemer, we do now enter into solemn covenant engagement with each other, relying upon divine grace to enable us to perform our vows.


We promise, in the truth and sincerity of our hearts, as the Lord shall enable us, to forsake the paths of sin and walk in the ways of holiness, all the days of our lives.


We will endeavor to subdue all those evil dispositions and practices which are contrary to the precepts and spirit of the Gospel, to deny ourselves of ungodliness and every worldly lust, and to live soberly, righteously and godly in the world.


We engage to regard each other’s temporal and spiritual welfare, to walk together in brotherly love, to exercise a Christian care and watchfulness over each other, administering or receiving admonition or reproof, as the c ase may require, with all meekness and affection, forbearing one another and forgiving one another.


We engage to regard with tenderness each other’s reputation, to watch our lips and not spread evil one of another, to rejoice in each other’s joys, to sympathize in each other’s sorrows, to visit each other as we may be able in sickness, and minister according to our ability to each other’s wants.

We will submit ourselves to the government and discipline of the Church, agreeably to the teaching of our Savior and His Apostles, aiming to have our hearts possessed in this, as in all other duties with the spirit of our divine Redeemer.


We promise, by the grace of God, affectionately to walk together in the fellowship of the Church, faithfully to observe the ordinances which Christ has appointed for the Church, constantly and devoutly to attend the public and social worship of the church, and to pay according to our several ability for the support of that worship and for the spread of the Gospel throughout the world.

In humble reliance upon the grace of God we take upon us these covenant vows, with fervent prayer that our union may promote our piety and usefulness on earth, and thus contribute to our preparation for that blessed world where love and joy shall be perfect forever.

Step 3: Get baptized

We want to help every follower of Jesus obey his command to be baptized (Matthew 28:19). If you have trusted Christ but have not yet been baptized as a believer, the Membership Class will help answer your questions and prepare you for this step in following Christ.


What Is Baptism?

Baptism is a visible symbol of God’s saving work within a person. It is the outward sign of belonging to the people of God—those who have repented and put their faith in Jesus Christ. 


To begin the process, contact the church office