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.
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).
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.