Shepshed Baptist Church

Church Membership

What does it mean to become a Member of a Baptist Church?

Many people see Charnwood Road Baptist Church as their church. Some simply worship with us and that is great! Others have become Members which is all about .......

Believing - we share the same essential views from the Bible about God: the Father, Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit. Having become Christians we, with God’s help, together follow the teaching and example of Jesus.

Baptism - Baptist Churches as the name suggests, see it is important for believers to be baptised as was Jesus -  see Matthew 3:13 -17 and Matthew 28:19-20. Some churches require baptism as a condition of membership, others just encourage it.

Growing - as members of the church, we find that regular worship, prayer and reading the bible: on our own, in house groups and as a congregation, helps us to grow and apply our faith to modern life.

Sharing together - some of the important privileges and responsibilities of members include: discovering and using our God given gifts to serve within the church & beyond, financially contributing towards our self supporting church, and looking prayerfully for God’s solutions as we meet at our Members Meeting to review our projects and plan for the future.

Caring - the Bible describes believers as a body - 1 Corinthians 12:12 -  so it is important that we care for one another as well as for the wider community. We offer a listening ear, plus prayerful, practical and pastoral support.

Being & Doing - believers are called to be good role models of Jesus in our thoughts, words and actions - “you (all) are the light of the world – doing good works” Matthew 5:14-16.