Membership Steps

Hernando Baptist Church Membership Steps

We CONNECT with other Christians by joining the local church.

We are so glad you are considering joining Hernando Baptist Church!
In His infinite wisdom, sovereignty, and goodness, God has granted Christians in local churches the privilege and responsibility of representing
and proclaiming Jesus Christ to the world (Acts 1:8; 2 Cor 5:20; 1 Pt 2:9).
When Christians join Hernando Baptist Church, they are willingly placing themselves into accountable relationships with church leaders (Heb 13:7, 17)
and other members for the purpose of discipleship (Mt 28:19-20) and, if necessary, discipline (Mt 18:15-20).
The membership of Hernando Baptist Church consists of persons who profess Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord and have been baptized by immersion.
Anyone desiring membership should complete these steps:

Step One:

Attend and complete a Discover HBC luncheon/class.

Learn more about Hernando Baptist Church ministries and opportunities. These classes are scheduled periodically throughout the year.

Step Two:

Complete Response Pages to indicate the desire for membership by baptism, statement of faith, or transfer of letter from a church of like faith and practice, and make the Membership Commitment.

Step Three:

Be approved for membership by a vote during a Church Family Meeting

Church Family Meetings are held approximately four times throughout the year on a Sunday evening. Names of new members are presented for vote during the meeting. 

Membership Commitment at Hernando Baptist Church
At this time, I believe that the Holy Spirit is leading me to unite with the Hernando Baptist Church family.
I have received Jesus Christ as my Savior and Lord, been baptized by immersion, and agree with Hernando Baptist's statements, strategies,
and structure. Therefore, I commit myself to God and to the other members to do the following:
  1. I will abide in Christ
A. by praying (Mt 6:9-13)
B. by studying God's Word (2 Tm 3:14-17)
C. by submitting to the authority of the Scriptures in all things (Ps 119).
2. I will connect with Christians
A. by consistently attending corporate worship and small groups (Heb 10:25)
B. by entering into accountable relationships with other members (Heb 10:24)
C. by following church leadership as they follow Christ (1 Cor 11:1)
D. by promoting unity and peace for the sake of the Gospel (Rom 15:5-6).
3. I will serve all people
A. by discovering and using my gifts and talents (1 Cor 12:1-11)
B. by being equipped to serve by church leadership (Eph 4:11-12)
C. by giving regularly to the church and missions (2 Cor 9:6-15).
4. I will share the Gospel
A. by living a godly and holy life (1 Pt 1:14-19)
B. by loving and ministering to lost people (Jn 4:1-42)
C. by telling them the Good News about Jesus Christ (1 Cor 15:1-8)
D. by discipling them with the Scriptures (Mt 28:20).