Church means more than sitting in a pew. Whether you are desiring to deepen your walk of faith, take the next step in obedience, or serve in a ministry —we are thrilled you’re seeking the next step!
We believe baptism is a public declaration of what Christ has done in your life as a Christ-follower. It is a symbolic picture of death, burial and resurrection, and new life as well as your commitment to Christ and to His church. When you are baptized, you are obeying Christ’s command in the Bible for all believers, and you are telling the world that Jesus Christ is the Lord of your life. No matter what your age or background, baptism is a natural and important step in your journey as a Christ-follower.
At ABC we believe that biblical baptism is symbolic—it does not “save” you—however is very significant in the life of every believer. We require that those desiring membership at ABC be baptized by immersion in water—either previously at the time of your commitment to Christ or when you desire membership at Aboite Baptist Church.
Because baptism is a public display, our baptism practice also requires each candidate to write out their testimony, which they will read in the Worship Gathering immediately before their baptism. Not only is this an opportunity to share the gospel, but also their personal story.
Are you interested in membership at ABC? We are excited that you are considering becoming a part of our faith family. We hope this information will help prepare you for meaningful membership. If you join ABC you are becoming a part of a spiritual family who provides encouragement and support to one another and are called to a higher degree of responsibility, service, and sacrifice to one another.
Aboite Baptist Church welcomes for membership all individuals who have met the following membership requirements:
- A personal relationship with Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord
- Obedience in believer’s baptism by immersion
- Participation in the *ABC 101 Class
- Interview by two of the elders of the church
*ABC 101 – This class will give you a solid understanding of what it means to be a follower of Jesus Christ. It is designed to help you learn what it means to worship, walk with, and work for Christ here at ABC. The class is taught by a member of our pastoral staff and is a requirement for anyone interested in becoming a member.