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Baptism and Membership

Baptism

Looking to take your next step into your relationship with Jesus? Water baptism is a visual and symbolic demonstration of a person’s union with Christ in the likeness of His death and resurrection. It signifies that a person’s former way of life has been put to death and depicts a release from the mastery of sin.

Why would someone get baptized?

  1. To obey the commands of Christ. (Matthew 28:19-20)
  2. To follow the example of Christ. (Matthew 3:13-17)
  3. To announce to the world that a person is a disciple of Christ (Acts 8:4-13; 35-39; 10:34-48; 16:13-15)

If you’re interested in baptism, there are two classes available in helping you to prepare.

Membership

It’s a declaration of citizenship in Christ’s kingdom. It’s a passport. It’s an announcement made in the press room of Christ’s kingdom. It’s the declaration that you are an official, licensed, card-carrying, bona fide Jesus representative.

To offer another clunky definition, we can say that church membership is a formal relationship between a church and a Christian characterized by the church’s affirmation and oversight of a Christian’s discipleship and the Christian’s submission to living out his or her discipleship in the care of the church. Notice again the several elements that:

  • A church body formally affirms an individual’s profession of faith and baptism as credible.
  • It promises to give oversight to that individual’s discipleship.
  • The individual formally submits his or her

Excerpt from Leeman, Jonathan. Church Membership: How the World Knows Who Represents Jesus (9Marks: Building Healthy Churches) (p. 64). Crossway.

If you’re interested in membership, there is one class available for you to attend in helping you to prepare.

For more on the importance of church membership, read “Twelve Reasons Why Membership Matters” written by Jonathan Leeman

When:

We generally have two set baptism and membership ceremony dates in the year. One at the end of June and one near the end of December.

Contact:

If you’re interested in baptism or membership, please send an email to hello@lordslovechurch.com