COMMUNITY OUTREACH for the month of May we are collecting bundles of plain white washcloths for the Norville Center. If you would like to help support this vital ministry please place your donations in one the purple boxes located in the Fellowship Hall or the Sanctuary.
Thank you for your support.
Membership is a simple process at New Hope Southern Baptist Church. Here are the steps to becoming a member.
There are 3 basic ways.
1) Profession of Faith and Baptism. This is when a person is making their first public profession of faith in Christ as Lord and Savior. This does not necessarily mean that you are just becoming a believer at the time, but that you are now making your decision public, requesting baptism and membership. Upon your baptism, you will officially become a member of NHSBC.
2) Transfer of Letter. This is just a fancy way of saying that you are already a member of another church, and are simply wanting to move your membership to our church. In this case, we will send a "Request for Letter" to your church and as soon as your letter is received, you will officially be a member of NHSBC. We understand and recognize that not all churches have “membership” and that you may just simply be joining our church without an official transfer.
3) Statement of Faith. This option is for those who are neither making a first-time profession of faith OR coming from another church. New members in this category are simply saying, “I’m not a new Christian, but I have accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior. I have been baptized by immersion. I don’t have a current church membership but I want to become a member of this NHSBC.”
Why is membership in a local church important?
Six Reasons to Put Down Roots
1. Your Own Assurance
2. The Good of Others
3. Your Own Good
4. The Good of Your Leaders
5. The Good of Unbelievers
6. Your Own Perseverance