Category Archives: Membership

Church Membership at Midtown Baptist

One of the more exciting moments in the life of a church plant is when the plant begins to move toward becoming a fully established church. By God’s grace, that time has arrived at Midtown Baptist! This process is certainly exciting, but there are many things that we must accomplish together. The goal is to be ready to launch as a fully established church on September 16, 2012.

The first step in the process of preparing is to establish covenant membership in this body. During the month of May, we will have a three-week Membership Matters class. The class will be on Sunday mornings, beginning at 9:15. We would ask that everyone who is considering joining Midtown Baptist Church as a covenant member attend this class.

In addition to the Membership Matters class, we will also be using the first two Sundays in May to preach on the Vision and the Mission of Midtown Baptist.

There are undoubtedly many questions regarding membership and the future of our church. And our Membership Matters class is designed to answer those questions, build unity among the body, and prepare us all for the exciting events of this fall! All of that to say, May promises to be an exciting and important month in the history of Midtown Baptist!

May 6

Membership Matters Class – The Gathering of the Church

–       What is Church Membership?

–       Why is Church Membership Important?

–       What does Church Membership look like at Midtown Baptist?

Sunday Sermon – “To Glorify God in Christ: The Vision of Midtown Baptist”

May 13

Membership Matters Class – The Beliefs of the Church

–       Midtown Baptist Church’s Statement of Faith

–       Why do we require assent to the Statement of Faith?

Sunday Sermon – “Treasure, Build, Proclaim: The Mission of Midtown Baptist”

May 20

Membership Matters Class – The Life of the Church

–       What is the Church Covenant?

–       What is Church Discipline? When is it necessary?

–       What is Congregationalism?

June 3

Church picnic in the afternoon

Resources on Church Membership

As we announced on Sunday, we will begin moving toward church membership in May. This promises to be an exciting time as we covenant together as a local church!

In order to help facilitate this transition, we’ve linked to some helpful resources on church membership. These articles begin to answer some of the foundational questions that we will address in our Membership Matters class.

Twelve Reasons Why Membership Matters

Where Do We See Church Membership in the NT?

Other Reasons to Join a Church