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Membership

How do I become a member of First Baptist? As Baptists, we believe that affiliating with our church is a public decision. That is why we always extend an invitation to those who are interested in becoming a part of our congregation during our 11:00 a.m. worship each week. You are encouraged to come forward as we sing the hymn of invitation and become a member of First Baptist in one of the following ways.

♦If you have never publicly accepted Jesus Christ as Savior and been baptized, you would join on profession of faith and baptism. Your church membership would become official following your baptism by immersion, which would be scheduled between you and the pastor for a date soon after you come.

♦If you have already been baptized (immersion, sprinkling, etc.) and you are coming from another church, our church secretary would contact your former church and request that you be removed from their roll and added to ours as a member.

♦If you have already been baptized but have no other church home, you would join by statement of faith. We would accept you as a member on your affirmation of your previous baptism and your desire to unite with us in fellowship.

How do I get involved at First Baptist? It’s easy. There are no restrictions about who can or can’t be involved at our church. Membership is not a prerequisite to service at First Baptist. If you have a passion for a particular area of church life, the chances are great that you will be able to use those gifts. There are always plenty of opportunities available–everything from teaching to greeting to building to cooking. Simply find a staff member or talk to anyone in the congregation to share your own ideas with them. We’re ready to listen and we want you to be a part of what’s going on!

If you’re a new member of First Baptist or if you’re interested in learning more about the church, join us for dinner, fellowship, and lots of helpful information at FBC 101. This event for newcomers and prospective members will help you get acquainted with the church, its staff and its members. Learn more about First Baptist’s vital history, including worship traditions, missions involvement, fellowship opportunities, what it means to become a member and more. You’ll come away with a better sense of how the First Baptist family strives to be God’s hands and feet in downtown Raleigh and around the globe. If you have any questions, contact Lin Carter.

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