What is Church Membership?

Church membership is a biblical privilege and responsibility. In 1 Corinthians 12:12, the Bible says “For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ.” It is obvious from the New Testament that individual believers identified with God’s people, the church, and expressed their faith together as members of the body of Christ. In Acts 2:37-47, the Scriptures record the requirements for membership were salvation (regeneration by the Holy Spirit) and baptism as a confession of faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. 

How Do I Join FBCE? 

Believers in Jesus Christ may become members of Eastman First Baptist Church by one of the following ways:

1. A clear testimony of salvation by grace through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and confession of faith in the

Lord through baptism by immersion after one’s salvation.  

2. By promise of letter confirming membership in a church of like faith and practice.

3. By statement of previous conversion to faith in Christ, biblical baptism and former church membership in a church of like faith and practice.

Prospective members are required to complete the First Baptist Church Discovery Class to join FBCE. The class is open to all people interested in learning more about FBCE and what it means to be a member of the FBCE community. During the class, you will learn about membership requirements, our church family's beliefs, and our ministries. If you are interested in become a part of the FBCE community, call the church office @ 478-374-5427, visit our Coming Events Page, or email the pastoral staff to make a reservation to attend our next Discovery Class!