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Joining Our Family

Why Should I Join a Church?

The Bible urges believers not to “forsake the assembling of ourselves together” (Hebrews 10:25). Spirit-led affiliation gives a sense of belonging, loyalty, commitment and accountability. It helps us to know who we can count on for service and leadership.

How Do I Make Calvary My Church Home?

You become a member of Calvary in one of four ways:

  • By public profession of faith in Christ as your Savior and as a candidate for believer’s baptism
  • By believer’s baptism if you have professed faith in Christ at an earlier time
  • By transferring your membership from another Southern Baptist Church
  • If coming from a church that is not Southern Baptist, by statement that you have already professed faith in Christ and received believer’s baptism
  • What Response Do I Make to Become a Member of Calvary?

    Whenever Christ called people to follow Him, He urged a public response. Near the end of any worship service after the Pastor’s message, you will be invited to the front of the auditorium. A pastoral staff member or an encourager will already be there and will prayerfully assist you with your membership decision. This is when you will make your public commitment to salvation, believer’s baptism or membership transfer by letter or statement. If you do not feel comfortable walking forward during the invitation time, you may fill out the guest card located in the worship folder you received and place it in the offering plate or one of the tan boxes located in each of our lobbies. You may also e-mail a request for more information or share a decision to adobson@calbap.org.

    What is “Believer’s Baptism?”

    The Bible teaches that baptism must be by immersion, after a conscious decision to follow Christ, and as a symbol of the change that Jesus has brought into your heart.

    Connect Class

    These classes are designed to introduce the new and prospective member to the ministry of Calvary. This ministry is led by a faithful group of our laypeople, and the class is taught by our Pastor. These classes are designed to allow both new and prospective members to get a glimpse of the DNA of Calvary Baptist Church. These classes are being held on selected Friday nights, with a light dinner at 5:30 p.m. followed by the class from 6:15 - 8:00 p.m. Classes for Students Grades 6-12 and Children Grades K -5 are also offered at the same time. Child care will be provided for preschool age children.

    Our next class is being held on Friday, August 26!

    Click on the form below to see upcoming class dates and to register for a "Connect Class".

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