CONSIDER BECOMING A MEMBER OF NEW PROSPECT BAPTIST CHURCH
The difference between “attenders” and “members” can be summed up in one word: COMMITMENT.
At New Prospect Baptist Church we recognize the need for formal membership. Therefore, we pray you will commit to church membership for 4 reasons:
1. A Biblical Reason: Christ is committed to the church.
“...Christ also loved the church and gave Himself up for her,.” Eph. 5:25
2. A Cultural Reason: It is a unique commitment in our society.
We live in an age where few want to be committed to anything … school … a relationship … our country. This attitude has even produced a generation of “church shoppers & hoppers.” Membership swims against the current of America’s “consumer religion” that switches groups for any reason. Membership is an unselfish decision. Commitment always builds character.
3. A Practical Reason: It defines who can be counted on.
Every team must have a roster. Every school has an enrollment. Every Army has an enlistment. Membership identifies our family of believers who can be counted on in our attempt to fulfill God’s Kingdom purposes.
4. A Personal Reason: It encourages spiritual growth.
The New Testament places a major emphasis on the need for Christians to be accountable to each other for spiritual growth. It’s tough to be accountable when you are not committed to any specific church family. As believer’s in Jesus Christ it is imperative that we allow ourselves to be transformed by God’s Spirit and the renewing of our minds (see Romans 12:1-2). We are here and ready to help you in your commitment to Jesus Christ!