The Church is composed of believers in Christ who make a commitment to serve Him. Together we are members of Christ's body, we belong to His family, and we are joined together for the common purpose of furthering His kingdom. Every believer is called upon to live out the reality of their faith. Every believer is an essential member of the body and has a purpose through service.
The Body of Christ
"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. For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body - Jews or Greeks, slaves or free - and all were made to drink of one Spirit. For the body does not consist of one member but of many. If the foot should say, 'Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body,' that would not make it any less a part of the body. And if the ear should say, 'Because I am not an eye, I do not belong to the body,' that would not make it any less a part of the body. If the whole body were an eye, where would be the sense of hearing? If the whole body were an ear, where would be the sense of smell? But as it is, God arranged the members in the body, each one of them, as he chose. If all were a single member, where would the body be? As it is, there are many parts, yet one body. The eye cannot say to the hand, 'I have no need of you,' nor again the head to the feet, 'I have no need of you.' On the contrary, the parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable, and on those parts of the body that we think less honorable we bestow the greater honor, and our unpresentable parts are treated with greater modesty, which our more presentable parts do not require. But God has so composed the body, giving greater honor to the part that lacked it, that there may be no division in the body, but that the members may have the same care for one another. If one member suffers, all suffer together; if one member is honored, all rejoice together. Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it." I Corinthians 12: 12-27
Becoming a Member of Brashear Baptist Church (BBC) Body
At the end of each service, we offer a time of invitation. During that time, you may come to the front and meet with the pastor to share your desire to become a member of Brashear Baptist Church in one of three ways:
- By Profession of Faith and Baptism. This is when a person is making their first public profession of faith in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior; salvation. Baptism is the next step after salvation. Baptism does not save a person. It is a symbol and celebration of salvation (1 Peter 3:21).
- By Letter. If you are already a member of another church, you are requesting to move your membership to our church.
- By Statement of Faith. If you are not making a first-time profession of faith or do not have a current church membership, you are requesting to be a member of our church.
Church Member's Commitment
- To develop and grow in a personal relationship with Jesus Christ (Matthew 16:24-26, John 15:4-5, 1 John 2:3-6, 1 John 5:3, Matthew 6:33).
- To be faithful in attendance and participation (Hebrews 10:25).
- To support the ministries of the church through personal time, energy and resources (1 Corinthians 12:27-28)