Becoming a Member

Membership is open to anyone who has placed their faith in Jesus Christ alone for the forgiveness of sins and has been baptized by immersion by a body of believers of like faith and practice. If you have not placed your faith in Jesus Christ alone for forgiveness of sins and been baptized by immersion we will assist you with these spiritual decisions.

First Denham has some important requirements for membership, and you can begin the process today!

•Every member must first be a part of the family of God by having a salvation experience or a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

• Every member must follow the Lord in Believer's Baptism; this means by immersion and after receiving Christ as Savior and Lord.

Salvation

What does it takes for a person to have peace with God and the assurance of eternal life? If you have never invited Jesus Christ to come into your life to be your personal Lord and Savior, we encourage you to make that decision. This is the most important choice you will ever make, and God will secure your eternal relationship and peace with Him. Ministers are available each Sunday morning to talk with you and help you understand your decision. Also, to speak with someone weekdays during office hours or by appointment, please call 225.664.4102.

Baptism

As soon as you come to know Christ personally, or if you have already received Him but have never followed Him in believer's baptism by immersion, you may continue the membership process by being baptized. First Denham recognizes and requires believer's baptism by immersion for membership.

For help, you may come to the Welcome Center at the close of any Sunday morning worship service and talk with a staff member about your decision. You may also contact or come by the Church Office during regular office hours to share your decision or to ask questions.

For information about baptism or to confirm a date and time to be baptized, please call 225.664.4102.

Letter

If you already have biblical assurance of salvation and have been baptized as a believer by immersion and are coming to our church from another Southern Baptist church, you may join by letter. A letter is simply a note from your previous church that states you were a member there. With your permission, we will contact your former church and provide all the paperwork.

Statement of Faith & Christian Baptism

Sometimes people join our church from other denominations.

Perhaps they have not been involved in church for some time and feel their former church would not have a record of membership. If you are already a Christian and have followed the Lord in believer's baptism, you may join by statement. "By statement" simply means you already have a personal relationship with Christ and have been baptized by immersion.