Baptism and the Church Membership
Author Bill James
Do I need to be baptized as a believer?
Why should I become a church member?
Baptism and church membership are sometimes neglected elements of Christian discipleship today. This booklet sets out the teaching of Scripture, showing the importance and significance of obeying the Lord in these matters. Baptism is a demonstration of the Lord's work of salvation in us; it brings blessing to the believer, encouragement to the church and clear testimony to the world. Church membership signifies commitment to our new family, the body of Christ, and brings the help and support of God's people as we seek to serve the Lord together.