At Christ is King Baptist church we take church membership very seriously. There is a difference between attending a church and being a member of a local church. We are commanded in Scripture to not only attend church (Hebrews 10:24, 25) but also to obey and submit to our pastors (Heb. 13:17). The pastors of a local church must give an account for the flock they shepherd, which implies they must know who their sheep are (Heb. 13:17). And those who are living in sin are to be disciplined by the church and eventually removed from the church if they do not repent (Mt. 18:15-20; 1 Cor. 5). All of these truths demand church membership. The process of membership will be delineated below.
First, you will need to express your desire to become a member to our pastor. Then you will be provided with a membership packet. That packet will include our church constitution, a copy of the 1689 Confession of Faith, and a petition for membership form. You will need to read and sign the constitution. You will also need to read through the confession and fill out a petition for membership form. Then you will need to submit your form to the pastor.
After your form has been reviewed you will be contacted to set up a membership interview. If the interview goes well, you will be presented to the church for membership. For three consecutive Sundays the pastor will mention your name from the pulpit and recommend you to the church to give the members time to read over your testimony, talk to you personally, or express any concerns to the leadership of the church. If all of that goes well on the fourth Sunday you will be officially accepted into the membership of the church.
During this process you will also be required to attend a membership class with the pastor and any others who may be in the process of pursuing membership. The membership class will require around five meetings in which we will read through Life in the Father’s House and discuss it together. If you are interested in pursuing membership please contact our pastor to begin the process.