Join the Big Horn Family!

If you're interested in connecting to Big Horn Baptist Church in church membership, read the information below. If you have any further questions, feel free to contact us.

Why Church Membership?

The Christian life is not meant to be an isolated experience for individual Christians. Rather, the Bible teaches that the Christian life is to be lived together as the church—a local body of believers in covenant community. That’s why believers are instructed to gather together regularly in local congregations. (Acts 14:23, 27, 20:17, 28; 1 Corinthians 11:18-20; Galatians 1:2; 1 Thessalonians 1:1; Hebrews 10:24-25).

Next Steps In Membership

To join Big Horn, you must have a relationship with Jesus (John 1:12) and you must be biblically baptized (Acts 2:41). What is biblical baptism? First, it means that you were baptized after you became a believer. Second, a person must be baptized in obedience to Christ's command, not as a way to be saved. And third, biblical baptism is by immersion.

If you have put your faith in Christ and have been baptized, you will need to attend a Starting Point class. Starting Point is simply an opportunity to meet with our pastor, discuss the vision and values of Big Horn, ask any questions you may have, and help us know you more. It’s during this time that you will also need to sign the Big Horn Baptist Church Membership Covenant.

Once you have complete the Starting Point class and signed the membership covenant, you will then be presented for membership to the church.

"Why should you join a church? Because by committing yourself in that way you will help to fulfill your purpose as a Christian. It seems pretty obvious from the biblical metaphors of building stones and body parts that the Christian life was not meant to be lived alone. You, as a Christian, were designed and created by God, not for a life of individuality and self-will, but to fill a niche in the spiritual building called the church."
- Jim Eliff


In furtherance of our belief that God calls His people to specific good works that He has created and empowered us to perform in a spirit of unity and commitment to the Word of God, we, the members of the Church, individually and jointly adopt the following covenant:

Having been individually led by the Spirit of God into repentance of sin and belief in Jesus Christ as our Savior and Lord, and upon our profession of faith, having been baptized in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, we do now, in the presence of God, solemnly and joyfully enter into this covenant relationship with one another and affirm the following spiritual promises.

  • We will walk together in Christian love and in the power of the Holy Spirit; to faithfully encourage and admonish one another in holiness; to regularly and sacrificially gather together so as to not forsake the assembling of ourselves together; to pray for one another and seek opportunity to serve one another; to exercise affectionate and watchful care toward one another; to aid one another in sickness and distress and cultivate Christian sympathy and hospitality; to conduct ourselves in Christian courtesy and speak to one another with words of honor, dignity, and respect; to be slow to take offense and always ready for reconciliation; to submit to one another in unity and love for the work of the Church and the success of its ministries; and to promote the spiritual growth and impact of this Church and its members.

  • We will prayerfully support and diligently sustain the Church’s worship, its ordinances, its fellowship, its teaching, its doctrines, its discipline, and its efforts to advance the Gospel of Jesus Christ and His Kingdom. We will be good stewards of our earthly possessions by cheerfully and regularly giving financial support to its ministries, its operational expenses, its benevolence, its evangelistic efforts, and its mission endeavors; so that we may influence our community, our nation, and our world with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

  • We will engage in personal devotion of Bible study and prayer; to biblically train and involve our family and children in Christian teaching, faith, and worship; to seek opportunity for the sharing of our testimony of faith and salvation with our family, friends, coworkers, and acquaintances; to walk in Godly wisdom and circumspection in the world around us; to be noble in our motives; to be just in our dealings; to be faithful in our engagements; to be exemplary in our manners; to be pure in our sexuality, and to be righteous in our relationships.

  • Finally, we will, when we move from this Church, as soon as possible, unite with another church for strength and fellowship, where we can carry out the spirit of this covenant and the principles of God's Word.