Become a Member
We believe that Christian faith is about relationships. It is about our relationship with God and our relationships with each other. In both cases, we believe that Jesus reveals what is essential about all of our relationships. In Him, we hear God’s invitation to live a relationship of intimacy and faithfulness. Jesus welcomed anyone who would respond to this invitation.
Becoming a member of a church is a way that we identify with others who have committed themselves to living as a follower of Jesus. It is a way of saying, “This is who I am and this is what matters to me.” It is a commitment to a lifetime of learning and growing in our relationships with God and with one another. Being a part of the church is a way that we witness to our faith in God and open ourselves to relationships that only Christian community can offer. Jesus himself established the church to publicly declare those who belong to him in order to give the world a display of the good news about himself (John 17:20-23).
This is the reason we welcome our fellow believers looking for a church home to become a part of the Faith Family that worships at Town Creek. Our process for becoming a member are as follows.
Have a Relationship with God
Town Creek Baptist Church is a family of individuals who have put their faith in Jesus Christ alone for eternal salvation. If you have never made the decision to accept Jesus Christ as your personal savior, it is the most important decision you can ever make, and we would be thrilled to talk to you about it and personally explain what the Bible says about how you can know for sure you are on your way to Heaven when this life is over. If we can talk to you about this, please contact us today.
Understand Our Purpose and Beliefs
Town Creek is a biblical Baptist church united in our purpose to seek, serve and share Jesus Christ. We are also united in our belief about basic truths from the Bible.
Ways to Join the TCBC Family
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 Town Creek.
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 Town Creek, you may present your testimony of salvation and be voted into membership by your statement of faith or transfer of membership from another Baptist church. You may do this by stepping forward and speaking with a pastor during the invitation during any church service.
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 Town Creek 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. Town Creek is committed to maintaining a doctrinal unity in this day of confusion and doctrinal compromise. If you believe that God has led you to our Faith Family, and if you understand that baptism is simply a testimony of your faith, we invite you to identify with Christ and Town Creek by being baptized as the Lord leads you.
Complete Starting Point Class
Membership is finalized upon completion of our Starting Point class, which is held the second Sunday of the month at 2:30pm. This 90 minute class will give you the opportunity to learn more about our Faith Family.
Being a Member
We believe that a church member should: be faithful to church services; support the local church with offerings; be committed to God’s Word, the church, the Pastor, and to one another; and be dedicated to reaching lost people with the good news of Jesus Christ.
Members are removed from the church roll when they stop attending or when they join another church. They may also be removed as a result of willful, intentional, and open sinful behavior that is unbecoming to a Christian and harmful to the church family.