Church Membership

Church members commit to joining a spiritual family that provides encouragement and support. Members are called to a higher degree of responsibility, service, and sacrifice. The pastors and ministry leaders of First Baptist Cleveland pledge to assist members with care, counsel, prayer, and teaching.

How to Become a Member

Take the next step by partnering with all of First Baptist Cleveland by becoming a member! There are five simple steps to becoming a member:

    Request church membership
    Trust Christ by faith for your salvation
    Share your salvation testimony
    Be baptized by immersion
    Participate in a New Member Class

To get started, fill out the short form below to be contacted about becoming a member at First Baptist Cleveland.

Church Membership Inquiry
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 It’s Biblical.

Christ is committed to the church. “…Christ loved the church, and gave himself up for her.” (Ephesians 5:25 ESV)

 It’s countercultural.

It is an antidote to society. Today is an age when people resist being committed to anything – a job, a marriage, the country they live in. Partnering through membership swims against the current of America’s “consumer religion.” It is an unselfish decision.

 It’s practical.

It defines those upon whom the church can depend. Every team must have a roster. Every school must have an enrollment. Every business has a payroll. Every army has an enlistment. Even the United States takes a census and requires voter registration. Membership identifies the committed church family.

 It’s healthy.

It produces spiritual growth. The Bible gives major emphasis for the need of Christians to be accountable to each other for spiritual growth. You cannot be accountable when you’re not committed to a specific church family.

How to Become a Member

Take the next step by partnering with all of First Baptist Cleveland by becoming a member! There are five simple steps to becoming a member:

    Request church membership
    Trust Christ by faith for your salvation
    Share your salvation testimony
    Be baptized by immersion
    Participate in a New Member Class

To get started, fill out the short form below to be contacted about becoming a member at First Baptist Cleveland.

Church Membership Inquiry
Share a short overview of your story. Your comments here are kept confidential within church staff.
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