how to become a church member

Becoming a member of Mt Olivet Baptist Church requires 2 very basic premises.

 

  1. You have publicly professed your faith in Christ, testified to God’s forgiveness of sins in your life, and have pledged to follow Christ obediently.
  2. You have been baptized as a believer by immersion.

 

Any person may present himself/herself as a candidate for membership in this church at any regular worship service.

 

If you are for the very first time announcing to a group of believers that you believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and have received Him as your savior, you would 


  1. Come to the altar & speak with the pastor about your desire to profess your faith to the congregation during a regular worship service.  (The pastor will gently guide you through this process.)
  2. Agree to be baptized by immersion during a worship service
    • Should the candidate be physically unable to receive baptism at that time, he/she shall be granted all privileges and responsibilities of full membership.
    • However, if or when the physical disability is removed he/she shall be expected to receive baptism.
  3. Announce that you would also like to become a member of the church
  4. Once you have been baptized, you are officially a member of the church.


If you have already publicly testified to your faith before a group of believers and have been baptized by immersion in another church, you would ask to “transfer your membership”


  1. Come to the altar and speak with the pastor to let him know of your desire to transfer your membership from your “old” church to Mt Olivet Baptist Church.  This process is called “moving your membership.
  2. Provide information to the pastor giving him permission to contact your old church and notify it of your desire to transfer your membership to Mt Olivet.
  3. Mt Olivet’s church office will notify your current church by mail and ask it to verify your status as a member and as a recipient of baptism by immersion.
  4. When Mt Olivet’s church office receives the written verification from your current church, you are officially a member of Mt Olivet Baptist.


If you have already publicly testified to your faith before a group of believers and have been baptized by immersion in another church, but that church has no record of your membership/baptism, you may be received as a member upon your “statement of faith”

 

Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

 

- Psalm 23:4