How to Become a Member of RABC?

 

There are basically three ways to become a member here at RABC:

 

1. By Profession of Faith: Any person who comes to profess faith in the Lord Jesus as Savior and Lord and requesting to identify with Christ and His people in believer’s baptism by immersion in water.
 
2. By Promise of a Letter: Any person who can promise a letter of recommendation from another Baptist church of like faith and practice and is a member in good standing with that church and has a statement of an experience of salvation and believer’s baptism by immersion.
 
3. By Statement of Prior Conversion: Any person who has a statement of prior conversion experience and believer’s baptism by immersion in a Baptist church of like faith and practice when no letter of recommendation is obtainable.

 

If you would like to talk to one of our pastoral staff about becoming a member of RABC, you can email Contact@ralphavenuebaptist.com or fill out our contact form and one of our staff members will follow-up with you. 

CHURCH COVENANT

Having been led, as we believe by the Spirit of God, to receive the Lord Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior and, on the profession of our 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, angels, and this assembly, most solemnly and joyfully enter into covenant with one another as one body in Christ.

We engage, therefore, by the aid of the Holy Spirit to walk together in Christian love; to strive for the advancement of this church, in knowledge, holiness, and comfort; to promote its prosperity and spirituality; to sustain its worship, ordinances, discipline, and doctrines; to contribute cheerfully and regularly to the support of the ministry, the expense of the church, the relief of the poor, and the spread of the gospel through all nations.

We also engage to maintain family and private devotions; to religiously educate our children; to seek the salvation of our kindred and acquaintances; to walk circumspectly in the world; to be just in our dealings, faithful in our engagements, and exemplary in our deportment; to avoid all tattling, backbiting, and excessive anger; to use our influence to combat the abuse of drugs and alcohol and the spread of pornography, gambling, homosexuality, and abortion; and to be zealous in our efforts to advance the kingdom of the Savior.

We further engage to watch over one another in brotherly love; to remember one another in prayer; to aid one another in sickness and distress; to cultivate Christian sympathy in feeling and Christian courtesy in speech; to be slow to take offense, but always ready for reconciliation and mindful of the rules of our Savior to secure it without delay.

We moreover engage that when we remove from this place we will, as soon as possible, unite with some other church where we can carry out the spirit of this covenant and the principles of God’s Word.