*Why is membership important?

By definition, church membership is a spiritual relationship between the local church and a Christian, characterized by the church’s oversight to build up each member and to ensure that all believers exercise their faith in practical ways under the nurture and instruction of the church.  Church membership is a covenant of spiritual commitment, an agreement upon which the prospective member confesses faith in Jesus Christ, agrees to adhere to the doctrines and instruction of the local church to the best of their ability, and commits themselves to participating in and fulfilling Christ’s mission in their local context and in the world as a whole.

Involvement in fulfilling Christ’s mission as a member of Comfort Baptist Church includes, but is not limited to:

-Participating in the life of the church by attending corporate worship and other activities in the church.           

 

            -Living as a representative of Christ in all spheres of life: personal, private, public, political, vocational, and spiritual.

 

-Sharing the gospel in word and action.

 

-Supporting the ministry of the church financially and/or through volunteering of your time.

           

-Committing to personal growth through the regular study of God’s Word, attending worship gatherings, prayer meetings, Bible Studies, and other activities that contribute to spiritual growth.

*How To Become a Member at CBC

Membership at Comfort Baptist Church means that you are committed to investing yourself with a local body of like-minded believers to grow and expand the kingdom of God in Comfort, Texas and beyond.  If you have prayed and determined that God is leading you to join with Comfort Baptist Church in membership, you may be join the church at the conclusion of any worship service in any of the following ways:

 

*By Profession of Faith and Request for Baptism.  After professing faith in Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior, you will be baptized by immersion as a symbol of your commitment to obey and follow Him .

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*By Statement of Faith and Request for Baptism.  If you have already placed your faith in Jesus at another church but have not yet been baptized, you may join the church by requesting baptism by immersion.

                                                                           OR

*By Statement of Faith.  If you are already a Christian and have been biblically baptized by immersion but have no prior church membership in a Baptist church, you may request membership.

                                                                           OR

*By Transfer of Letter.  You can transfer your membership records from another Baptist church.

*Expectations of Membership

As Christians, we are each called to serve in the ministry of the gospel, and a member of Comfort Baptist Church is expected to actively participate in and support the work of the church to the best of their ability.  This includes, but is not limited to:

  1. Being in agreement with the faith, doctrine, and practice of the church.

 

  1. Committing to personal spiritual growth by attending Bible studies, worship services, prayer gatherings, and other functions regularly.

 

  1. Discovering, nurturing, and using your spiritual gift for the edification and growth of the church.

 

  1. Supporting the work of the church through the giving of tithes and offerings, as well as the personal stewardship of giving time and talent to the church’s mission.

 

  1. Exercising Christ-like attitudes and being a kingdom representative of Jesus Christ at all times, modeling God’s self-sacrificial love as revealed in Christ Jesus.

 

  1. Praying daily for the pastor and church leadership.