At Vassar Road Baptist Church, membership is one of the most important elements of our purpose and mission. Both Jesus and Paul pointed us to embrace healthy church membership for our encouragement, our protection, and our instruction. We believe that church membership is the biblical and God honoring way for us to cultivate a healthy Christ-centered community.
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If you are interested in becoming a member of our local church, we have a three-step process by which to join VRBC:
Membership Class – All prospective members must attend our Membership class. The curriculum is composed of 4 one-hour classes that cover the basics of the Gospel, our church’s beliefs and practices, and what church membership is all about.
Courses are offered periodically through the year on Saturday or Sunday mornings. Upon completion, those who attended all four classes are able, but not obligated, to sign up for a membership interview, the second step of the membership process.
Membership Interview – The prospective member meets with the pastor to provide basic biographical information and recount God’s converting work in his or her life.
Upon meeting the membership requirements established by the church and approval of the pastor, the prospective member would then sign the statement of faith and church covenant, and the application would go to the final step: congregational affirmation.
Congregational Affirmation – During one of our relgualr members meetings, the pastor who conducted an interview briefly describes how the applicants, who are desiring to be admitted to membership, have come to know the Lord. Questions are fielded, a vote is taken, and with a majority secured, candidates are admitted into membership. If the candidate has not previously been baptized as a professing believer, they would then be baptized during a Sunday morning worship service.