What About Membership

-How Do I Become a Member?-

We have determined three simple and Biblical principles that explain church membership at Liberty Baptist Church.  You may become a member of Liberty Baptist Church in one of the three following ways…

Baptism After Salvation:

After you have accepted Christ as your personal Saviour, you may follow God’s simple command of being baptized.  Baptism is not necessary for salvation; it is simply a public testimony of your faith. As you follow Christ in baptism you will be added as a member of Liberty Baptist Church.—Matt. 28:19-20; Acts 2:41

Statement of Faith or Transfer of Letter:

If you have already accepted Christ and have been baptized in a Baptist church whose doctrine is in agreement with Liberty Baptist Church, you may present your testimony of salvation and be added into membership by your statement of faith after speaking with the pastoral staff or transfer of membership from another Baptist church.  You may do this by stepping forward and speaking with a pastor during the invitation in any church service.—Rom. 16:1

Statement of Faith by Baptism:

If you have accepted Christ and have not been baptized in a Baptist church of like faith,  you will be asked to publicly identify with Christ and the  Liberty Baptist Church by being baptized into our membership.  This is also true if your mode of baptism was other than immersion, or if the doctrine was different in your previous church.  Liberty Baptist Church is committed to maintaining a doctrinal unity in this day of confusion and doctrinal compromise.  If you believe that God has led you to this church, and if you understand that baptism is simply a testimony of your faith,  we invite you to identify with Christ and the Liberty Baptist Church  by being baptized as the Lord leads you.— Matt. 3:16; John 3:23; Acts 8:38; Acts 19:1-5