Becoming a Member
You must belong to Jesus before you can obtain membership to this local fellowship. Therefore, we ask all prospective members: “Have you accepted the free gift of salvation through Jesus Christ?” If you cannot answer with a confident “YES,” please ask our pastor to explain how you can know Jesus as Savior. While God’s salvation is beyond human wisdom, it remains simple enough for even a child to accept. Indeed, you must settle this matter before becoming a church member.
Regular or Full Membership:
We encourage you to seek full membership. We receive Christians who have shared a similar baptism. Your previous church can be notified of this transfer.
If you have never been immersed, we ask you to share this experience which reflects our Baptist name. Our pastor can explain how this is done. When you move away, you should find a local church to join. Your new church will notify us of the membership transfer.
Some Christians want to keep their ties with a home church or their identity with another denomination or religious tradition. Others feel that their time here is too brief for regular membership. Therefore, we offer an associate membership status. As an associate member you can serve on committees and even vote on most issues. As with our full members, we desire your regular attendance and financial support. Please understand that this temporary membership cannot be transferred when you leave. Also, a few areas like deacon ministry and chairmanship of key committees require full membership.
Note: For those who do not wish membership or associate status, we offer an informal recognition as Friends of Church. With your permission, we will place your name on our address and phone directory and keep you informed of what is happening at Immanuel.
Your Responsibility as a Member
A member agrees to attend regularly when not hindered by work or travel. Our pastor and leaders need your prayerful support. Every member is encouraged to be involved in some form of ministry. We encourage your financial support. The church depends entirely upon your offerings to support our various ministries and missionary outreach.