Welcome to the Membership Information page. The following are FAQs. If you do not find the information you are looking for, do not hesitate to contact our Church Administrator, Chris Wood, at .
At the conclusion of the sermon, the pastor invites people to come forward to “join the church.” What does that mean?
People who regularly attend FBCO are either members or attenders. When a person feels the Lord leading them to commit to membership at FBCO, they respond to the pastor’s invitation at the conclusion of the worship service.
What does “membership” mean?
In Baptist life, after a person makes a decision to be a follower of Jesus Christ and confesses their faith in him, they can then be baptized – a public confession of faith in Jesus. Becoming a member of a local church is a decision to make a covenant commitment to that particular community of believers. You commit to serve Jesus and support the church through the various ministries of the church, love and support other members, and commit to share your faith in Jesus in the context of your everyday life.
How do I become a member?
You are encouraged to meet with a member of the ministerial staff prior to becoming a member. At the conclusion of the sermon, you will come forward where a member of the pastoral staff will greet you and will help you complete a registration card. For your convenience you can download and complete the card from this page or complete the tear-off provided with the worship guide each Sunday and give it to the pastor when you come to the front. You become a member in one of the following ways:
1. As a new follower of Jesus, you become a member on confession of your faith for baptism.
2. If you have been a follower of Jesus in another Baptist church and have been baptized immersion (put completely under the water), you become a member by transferring your membership from that church to FBCO.
3. If you have been a follower of Jesus in another church of another denomination and were baptized by immersion (put completely under the water), you become a member on statement of faith in Jesus.
4. If you have been a follower of Jesus in another church of another denomination and were baptized as a baby, or sprinkled as an adolescent or adult, then you become a member on statement of you faith in Jesus and agree to be baptized by immersion.