Membership in Living Faith Baptist Fellowship

Membership in Living Faith Baptist Fellowship is based on a covenant or a pledge that we make to one another to care for one another and to serve along side one another in caring for our community. Below is this church covenant that details the commitments we make and other information about church membership.

If you are interested in joining Living Faith as a member you can speak to the pastor or fill out this form:

Church Covenant

Having been led, as we believe, by the Spirit of God to receive the Lord Jesus Christ as our Savior, having publicly professed our faith in Him, and having been baptized in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, we joyfully enter into covenant with each other as one body in Christ.

With God’s help, we promise to walk together as brothers and sisters in Christ, seeking together to live a life worthy of God’s calling, humble and gentle in spirit, patient with each other, showing tolerance for each other in Christ’s love, making every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. We commit to serve one another faithfully—praying for one another, bearing one another’s burdens, encouraging one another, forgiving one another, aiding one another in sickness and distress, and finding joy in the Christlikeness of others.

Believing that this church is one of God’s instruments to reach a lost world, we promise to promote and sustain its worship, ordinances, doctrines, and disciplines and to contribute cheerfully and regularly to the support of its ministry and mission.

Further, we commit ourselves to seek the salvation of all members of our family and our acquaintances and to educate them about the teachings of Jesus. We surrender our lives to Christ’s lordship, pledging to be Christlike in our dealings and proactive in resisting all evils, excesses, and abuses, which corrupt our body as God’s temple. We promise to be faithful in our commitments and zealous in our efforts toward the advancement of the kingdom of God throughout the world.

Conditions for Membership

Any person regardless of social, economic, or racial background may request membership in Living Faith Baptist Fellowship by any of the following ways:

    1. By profession of faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord and requesting believer’s baptism by immersion as administered by this church.

    1. By request for transfer of membership from another Baptist church.

    1. By statement of faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord and statement of having been baptized as a believer by another Christian church or requesting baptism by this church.

    2. In absentia, when persons desiring to unite with this church according to numbers 2 or 3 cannot for valid reasons present themselves for membership, they may be presented by a family member or close friend who knows the circumstances.

Admission to Membership

Each request for membership shall be presented to the church in administrative session after the person has been baptized, letter received, or statement of testimony heard.

Should there be any question regarding the acceptance of a person as a member, the church will refer the matter to the pastoral care team for investigation and subsequent recommendation to the church.

Admission to membership shall be by an affirmative vote of at least ¾ of the members present and voting.

Rights and Responsibilities of Membership

Members have full rights of participation in the decisions of the church and are expected to exercise that participation by presence, voice, and vote.

Members are expected to take seriously the church’s covenant of mutual support and encouragement and to do all possible to make that pledge a reality.

All members shall be eligible for consideration by the membership for elective positions of leadership in the church.

Rights and Responsibilities of Membership

Members have full rights of participation in the decisions of the church and are expected to exercise that participation by presence, voice, and vote.

Members are expected to take seriously the church’s covenant of mutual support and encouragement and to do all possible to make that pledge a reality.

All members shall be eligible for consideration by the membership for elective positions of leadership in the church.