Why Become A Member?
At Lifepoint Baptist Church, we recognize the need for formal membership. We believe membership in a local church is important for four reasons.
Biblical Reason– Christ is committed to the church. Ephesians 5:25 states, “…Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it.” Membership is an important step in demonstrating our commitment to Christ.
Cultural Reason- We live in an age where very few want to be committed to anything . . . a job, a marriage, or family. This attitude has produced a generation of church hoppers and shoppers. Membership moves us from consumers to participants. Membership sets us apart and demonstrates you are committed to Christ and to his church.
Practical Reason- Membership identifies our community and family. It defines who can be entrusted with positions of leadership within the church (Acts 2:41; 6:3-5, Hebrews 13;17).
Personal Reason- The Bible places a major emphasis on the need for Christians to be accountable to each other for spiritual growth. Accountability comes when you are committed to other believers in this church (Acts 2:41, Galatians 6:1-2, Hebrews 10:24-25).
How To Become A Member?
Baptism – If you are not a Christian, you may join when you are ready to trust Christ as Savior. You may join Lifepoint when you are ready to give a public testimony of your faith in Christ by following the command in Scripture to be baptized.
Transferring Membership – If you have previously become a Christian, have been baptized as a symbol of your faith, and have been a member of another church of like faith, you may join by letter. This “letter” is like a letter of recommendation from your previous church. Receiving your letter is a clerical matter and is taken care of by Lifepoint Baptist Church after you present yourself for membership.
Statement Of Faith – If you have previously become a Christian, have been baptized as a symbol of your faith at a church of like faith but for some reason would not be able to transfer your church membership (i.e. you are coming from a church which does not keep membership records, your previous church disbanded or somehow lost your membership records, etc.), you may come for membership by statement. Lifepoint will accept your personal statement that you are a believer, have been baptized, and wish to become a church member.
Questions About Membership
Anyone interested in church membership is encouraged to make an appointment with our pastor who will be glad to sit down and answer any questions about church membership and how you can join our church family.