To become a member of the church of Christ:
In Matthew 28:16-20 Jesus sent His eleven disciples into the world to make disciples of all nations baptizing them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
After Jesus ascended, ten days later on the Day of Pentecost the disciples taught publically for the first time in Acts 2. They proclaimed Jesus, the one whom they crucified, as Lord and Christ. The multitude was pierced in their heart and they asked Peter and the rest of the apostles, "Brethren what shall we do?" Peter said, "Repent, and each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. For the promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off, as many as the Lord our God will call to Himself."
With many other words Peter and the other apostles testified and exhorted them to, "Be saved from this perverse generation."
Those who received the word were baptized. There was added that day about three thousand souls. Later we read more were being saved and added to their number, the church, daily.
The disciples preached and taught what Jesus sent them out to do. Peter told them that the promise of forgiveness and the Holy Spirit was for them, their children, and all those afar off. Since we are included in "all those afar off," the promise remains today. When we repent and are baptized in the name of Jesus we receive the forgiveness of sin and the Holy Spirit in the same way they did. Then the Lord adds you to His church.
Hear about Jesus.
Believe in Jesus as the Lord and Messiah.
Repent of your sins and turn to Jesus.
Confess Jesus as Lord.
Be baptized into Christ for the forgiveness of sins and receive the Holy Spirit.
Live faithfully in Jesus as a faithful member of His church.
If you have been out of service or living in sin as Christian:
In Acts 8, Simon had been a Christian for a very short time. When he saw the Spirit was bestowed through the apostle's hands he offered to buy that authority. Peter told him "...your heart is not right before God. Therefore repent of this wickedness of yours, and pray the Lord that, if possible, the intention of your heart may be forgiven you." Simon answered and asked them to pray to the Lord for him.
James 5 teaches that we are to confess our sins one to another and pray for each other.
Repent and return to Jesus.
Confess your sin.
Ask God's forgiveness.
Let the church pray with you.
If you are a faithful member of the church moving from another location:
Acts 2 teaches that the Lord adds people to the church when they are saved. In Acts 9, Saul was baptized. After leaving Damascus, he went to Jerusalem. In Jerusalem Saul tried to associate withe disciples but they did not trust him. Barnabas brought him to the apostles and
described how Saul had been converted. Saul was then able to move about freely in Jerusalem
speaking the name of the Lord.
Join us to serve and worship together.
Let your desire to join with us in serving God be known to us. You may communicate
that verbally with the congregation or write it out to be shared with the congregation.
We require no more or less than Scripture teaches.
We would be glad to study more with you about it.