How to Join

We are excited about your interest in becoming a member of First Baptist Church! We would love to welcome you to the family. The only requirement for membership is that you have made a decision to trust Christ as your Savior and Lord. Depending on your circumstances, you could join one of the following ways:


If you have just made the decision to trust Christ as your Savior, or if you have not been baptized by immersion since making your decision to follow Christ, you can join by baptism. After you let us know of your intention to join the church, we will schedule a time to baptize you during one of our Sunday services.

If you are coming to us from another Baptist church, you can join by transfer of letter. If you indicate this decision, we will notify your former church that you have joined us.

If you are not coming from a Baptist church but you have experienced believer’s baptism by immersion consistent with First Baptist’s key doctrinal convictions, you may join us by statement. You may also join by statement if you are coming from a Baptist church but for some reason, no letter of church membership is available.

If you would like to join FBCLS, simply come to the front to speak with one of the ministry staff members during the commitment time at the end of a worship service. You will be asked to complete a decision card and then the pastor will announce your decision to the church family inviting the people to come shake your hand to say “Welcome.”

Please feel free to call the church at (816) 525-0700 if you have further questions. First Baptist Church is a great place to grow in Christ and serve Him – we hope you will join us!

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