How to become a member?
Everyone needs to feel like they belong and our desire is for you to belong with us at Sardis Springs Church. Becoming a member of Sardis Springs is easy. Before we share how to become a member, you should know why we need to belong to a local church. Hebrews 10: 23- 25 (ESV) reads, “Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful. 24 And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, 25 not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.” Christ desires for believers to come together and encourage one another until He returns. At Sardis Springs you will find just that; a “Place of Hope” where one can be encouraged while carrying out the Great Commission. Now, how does one join?
At the conclusion of all worship services anyone who is not a member is encouraged to come forward to our pastor who will meet you at the altar. He will explain to you the process of joining our fellowship. Membership is acquired by one of three ways:
First, by Profession of Faith and becoming a candidate for baptism. This means that one has trusted Jesus as Savior and is requesting membership in the church upon completion of baptism. Baptism does not save a person; however, Jesus told his followers to be baptized. Baptism is a symbol of the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. It is also a pictorial testimony of what has already taken place in the Christian’s life. After baptism, a person becomes a member of the church.
Second, by Transfer of Letter. This means that one is already a member of another Baptist church of like faith and order and simply requests that his or her letter of membership be transferred to Sardis Springs church.
Third, by Statement of Faith. This means that one has been previously baptized, and is currently a part of another Baptist church or a church of like faith and order and requests membership based on his or her Statement of Faith.
If one is not comfortable coming forward at the end of worship, you may call our office and ask to speak with our Minister of Education, Michael Browning.