Biblical Church Membership
Many people confuse church membership with the type of membership offered by civic organizations or country clubs. In those types of memberships, if you pay your dues then you get certain privileges.
Biblical church membership, however, focuses on service and is derived from the metaphor of the body. The Apostle Paul writes:
Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it (1 Cor 12:27 ESV).
Church members function like parts of the body—an eye, ear, or hand. Each part or member functions for the good of the others. Church membership is a gift from God, and it means that we submit our lives to the rest of the church by serving others and by allowing them to hold us accountable to following Jesus, even if that means correcting us through church discipline. Through church membership, we learn to love one another in the same way that God has loved us (see 1 John 3-4). God uses this gift of service and accountability to make us more like Jesus and to help us persevere as faithful believers until the end of our lives.
Becoming a Member of Mt.Tabor
To become a member of Mt. Tabor Baptist Church, you must:
- have a personal relationship with Jesus (If you’re not sure what this means, click here.)
- have been biblically baptized as a believer by immersion.
- agree with our statement of faith (what we believe) and submit yourself to our church covenant (how we live).
If you are interested in church membership, the first step is to schedule a membership interview with our pastor.