Becoming a member of Friendship Baptist Church is not a formality, but rather a conscious and obedient response to the leadership of the Holy Spirit of God which leads us to be more like our Savior Jesus Christ. We welcome those who come to Friendship Baptist Church and who wish to invest their lives in the work of Jesus Christ through our local congregation.
We accept members in the following three manners:
Salvation – You may join our Church by your belief in Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, then by declaring your personal salvation through the example of the New Testament water baptism, by immersion, which pictures the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Transfer of Letter – You may join our Church by a letter of membership transfer from your previous church of “like faith and order” – which is normally another Baptist doctrine church. Persons from other denominations will want to discuss their desire for membership with the Pastor directly (see contact info below).
Baptism – You may join our Church upon your declaration of having previously received Jesus Christ and your wish to express your faith in the obedience of a New Testament immersion baptism.
At the conclusion of each of our worship services, the Pastor will invite the persons in the congregation to respond to how God may be leading in their life. You may want to know more about Jesus Christ, or how to become a member of our Church. It is at this time that persons should present themselves who are coming to Jesus Christ for personal salvation; to become a member of our Church, or you may want to ask for the Pastor to visit with you. You can contact our Church Office to schedule an appointment with the Pastor, either at the Church, or at your home.
Our Church Office Hours: Monday – Friday 9:00am to 1:00pm
Please call our office at (972) 285-4544, or Email Us.
Having been led, as we believe by the Spirit of God, to receive the Lord Jesus Christ as our Savior and, on the profession of our faith, having been baptized in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, we do now, in the presence of God, and this assembly, most solemnly and joyfully enter into covenant with one another as one body in Christ.
We engage, therefore, by the aid of the Holy Spirit to walk together in Christian love; to strive for the advancement of this church, in knowledge, holiness, and comfort; to promote its prosperity and spirituality; to sustain its worship, ordinances, discipline, and doctrines; to contribute cheerfully and regularly to the support of the ministry, the expense of the church, the relief of the poor, and the spread of the Gospel through all nations.
We also engage to maintain family and secret devotions; to religiously educate our children; to seek the salvation of our kindred and acquaintances; to walk circumspectly in the world; to be just in our dealings, faithful in our engagements, and exemplary in our deportment; to avoid all tattling, backbiting, and excessive anger; to abstain from the sale of, and use of, destructive drugs or intoxicating drinks as a beverage; to shun pornography; to be zealous in our efforts to advance the Kingdom of our Savior.
We further engage to watch over one another in brotherly love; to remember one another in prayer; to aid one another in sickness and distress; to cultivate Christian sympathy in feeling and Christian courtesy in speech; to be slow to take offense, but always ready for reconciliation and mindful of the rules of our Savior to secure it without delay.
We moreover engage that when we remove from this place we will, as soon as possible, unite with some other church where we can carry out the spirit of this covenant and the principles of God’s Word.