Church Membership

Membership

Hopewell Baptist Church is a body of believers united by our desire to follow Jesus Christ and committed to fulfilling the purposes set forth in our Mission Statement. If you desire to join with us and will be supportive of the beliefs, fellowship, and mission of our church, we warmly invite you to become a member.

How to become a member:

Present yourself for membership during the invitation of any Worship Service.
At the close of each Worship Service, our Pastor will extend an invitation for you to come forward. You will be greeted by a minister and introduced to a friend who will guide you in your decision.

Express your desire for membership through one of the following means:

  1. By profession of faith
    If you will receive Jesus Christ as your personal Savior and Lord and follow him in baptism by immersion, we will welcome you into our fellowship.
  2. By transfer of membership from another Baptist churchAs a Baptist whose membership is elsewhere, should God direct you here we will be pleased to welcome you into our church family. We will take care of the appropriate details for the transferring of your membership. You need only to present yourself for membership.
  3. By statement of faith
    If you know in your heart that you have a saving relationship with God through Jesus Christ and desire to be a member of Hopewell Baptist Church, we will be happy to receive you. If you were once a member of a Baptist church or your records are not available, we will accept you upon your statement of these conditions. If your church membership is currently in another denomination and you have not been baptized by immersion as a testimony of your salvation, we would expect you to be baptized in obedience to Christ before being added to our church family.

A staff member can answer any questions you may have about this process.


1 Corinthians 12:14-16 English Standard Version

14 For the body does not consist of one member but of many. 15 If the foot should say, “Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body,” that would not make it any less a part of the body. 16 And if the ear should say, “Because I am not an eye, I do not belong to the body,” that would not make it any less a part of the body.