Guests frequently ask this question, “How can I become a member of the Chatham Baptist Church family?” Candidates for membership must meet the following requirements:
I. Must have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.
- God loves you, and offers a wonderful plan for your life. (John 3:16; John 10:10)
- Man is sinful and separated from God. Therefore, he cannot know and experience God's love and plan for his life. (Romans 3:23)
- Jesus Christ is God's only provision for man's sin. (Romans 5:8; John 14:6)
- We must individually receive Jesus Christ as Savior and lord. (Romans 10: 9 - 13)
The following is a suggested prayer to begin your life with Christ:
"Lord Jesus, I need you. Thank you for dying on the cross for my sins. I open the door of my life and receive You as my Savior and Lord. Thank you for forgiving my sins and giving me eternal life. Take control of my life. Make me the kind of person you want me to be."
If this prayer expresses the desires of your heart, pray this prayer now and Christ will come into your life as he promised.
II. Must have been baptized by immersion as a symbol of his/her faith in Christ.
III. Must have completed Exploring CBC Class for prospective members.
IV. Must sign membership agreement.
V. Must have been approved by church action at a CBC business meeting.
After completing the Exploring CBC Class, please make your request for membership known during the invitation time at the end of one of our worship services, by walking forward and telling the pastor or a counselor that you want to become a member.