We have determined three simple and biblical principles that explain church membership at Park Avenue Baptist Church. You may become a member of Park Avenue Baptist Church in one of these three ways.
Baptism after Salvation:
After you have accepted Christ as your personal Savior, you may follow God’s simple command of being baptized. Baptism is not necessary for salvation; it is simply a public testimony of your faith. As you follow Christ in baptism you will be added as a member of Park Avenue Baptist Church. Matthew 28:19-20, Acts 2:41
Statement of Faith or Transfer of Letter:
If you have already accepted Christ and have been baptized in a Baptist church whose doctrine is in agreement with Park Avenue Baptist Church, you may present your testimony of salvation and be voted into membership by your statement of faith or transfer of membership from another Baptist Church. You may do this by stepping forward and speaking with the Pastor during the invitation in any church service. Acts 5:12-13, Acts 9:26
Statement of Faith by Baptism:
If you have accepted Christ and have not been baptized in a Baptist church of like faith, you will be asked to publicly identify with Christ and Park Avenue Baptist Church by being baptized into our membership. This is also true if your mode of baptism was other then immersion, or if the doctrine was different in your previous church. Park Avenue Baptist Church is committed to maintaining a doctrinal unity in this day of confusion and doctrinal compromise. If you believe that God led you to this church, and if you understand that baptism is simply a testimony of your faith, we invite you to identify with Christ and Park Avenue Baptist Church by being baptized as the Lord leads you. Matthew 3:16, John 3:28, Acts 8:38, Acts 19:1-5
We Welcome You!
We would be happy to welcome you “on board” and into our family here at Park Avenue Baptist Church. We believe that a church member should: be faithful to church services; support the local church with tithes and offerings; be committed to God’s Word, the church, the pastor, and to one another; and be dedicated to reaching lost people with the good news of Jesus Christ.