I affirm that I have entered into a relationship with Jesus Christ, trusting Him as my Savior.
I affirm that I have been Biblically baptized by immersion after my new relationship.
I affirm that I desire to enter a covenant relationship with other members of this church.
I Covenant to...
Obey the Scriptures as the final authority on all issues. (2 Timothy 3:14-17)
Deepen my relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ through regular Bible reading, prayer, and Christian fellowship. (Ephesians 5:1-21)
Be a good steward of the resources God has given me, including time, talents, Spiritual gifts and finances. This includes regular financial giving, service, and participation in this church that is sacrificial, cheerful, and voluntary. (2 Corinthians 8-9)
Live and walk in holiness as an act of worship to Jesus Christ, honoring Him as I submit to the leadership and power of His Spirit in and through my life. (1 Peter 1:13-16)
Take seriously the responsibility of Christian freedom, especially actions (i.e. illegal drug use, drunkenness, sexual immorality, gossip, and other sinful behaviors) or situations that could become a stumbling block to another. (1 Corinthians 8:1-13)
Support and take part in the celebration of Biblical communion. (1 Corinthians 11:23-26)
Seek Biblical reconciliation without delay when an offense has taken place. (Matthew 18:15-20)
Be an active member in the life of First Baptist Church by attending weekly services, seeking fellowship with one another, and serving those within and outside this church. (Acts 2:42-47)
The driving force behind First Baptist Church is two-fold:
- One of the teachers of the law came and heard them debating. Noticing that Jesus had given them a good answer, he asked him, "Of all the commandments, which is the most important?" "The most important one," answered Jesus, "is this: 'Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.' The second is this: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' There is no commandment greater than these." (Mark 12:28-31)
- Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age." (Matthew 28:19-20)