How Can I Become A Member?

At Ovilla Road Baptist Church, we believe that God expects believers to join a local church, through which they develop Christian relationships and use their gifts to build the body. A summary of the biblical arguments are listed below. This is not an exhaustive list, but each of the 6 points listed helps illuminate our case for biblical regenerate church membership:


A Biblical Case for Church Membership

  • Those who followed Jesus were baptized and identified themselves with local believers, (Acts 2:41);
  • The church is a body, and there cannot be a body without members, (1 Corinthians 12:27);
  • Jesus loved the church and gave himself for it; believers must be equally committed to the church, (Ephesians 5:25);
  • The church must regularly gather together, (Hebrews 10:25);
  • Scriptures that address pastoral leadership and oversight imply a recognized congregation, (1 Timothy 3:5Hebrews 13:17);
  • Scriptures that speak of church discipline suggest some type of formal list or association, (Matthew 18:15-171 Corinthians 5:11-13).

Qualifications for Membership

  1. A personal commitment of faith in Jesus Christ for salvation
  2. Baptism by immersion as a testimony of salvation
  3. Completion of the membership class or interview with pastoral staff/Elder
  4. A commitment to abide by the Church Covenant

Everyone who desire membership must complete 
the New Member's Class