Joining First Baptist Church

To qualify for membership at FBCW, a person must be a believer in Jesus Christ who:

  1. Gives evidence of regeneration (John 3:3);
  2. Has been baptized by immersion as a believer in obedience to Christ following his or her regeneration (Acts 2:42)
  3. Wholeheartedly believes the teaching of the Christian faith as revealed in the Bible and holds the doctrines of our church as expressed in the Church's Statement of Faith (1 John 2:18-25);
  4. Promises to keep the commitments expressed in the Church Covenant.

If you have questions on any of these, we'd love to help! Please contact us.

Steps to Membership

Express your desire to pursue membership to one of our elders.

Attend a class with our elders that will cover our church's history, our mission, our doctrinal statement, our constitution, and our membership covenant.

One of our elders will schedule a personal conversation with you so we can learn more of your testimony and background. Our elders will discuss your testimony and decide on a recommendation to the congregation.

Our elders will present you to the congregation in a members' meeting. We will vote as a congregation on your inclusion into membership.

Members are asked to affirm the covenant publicly as a safeguard against false professors who would depart and try to damage the body of Christ (Matthew 7:22; Acts 20:29).