So, you have been visiting a while and now you want to know how to become a member. Here are your options.
Talk to the Pastor. If you’re new to Meridian or Andrew Chapel, we want to get to know you. Specifically, we’d like to know: What is God doing in your life that has led you to Andrew Chapel? And if you’ve already been worshiping with us, we’d still like to visit with you about your decision. The Pastor will arrange to talk with you about your faith journey.
Join any Sunday. If you’ve discussed your desire to become a member with our Pastor, you may come forward at the conclusion of worship on any Sunday and unite with us. If possible, it will be helpful to our Pastor to let us know you desire to join. If you are a first-time believer, you can join by “Profession of Faith” – making a first-time profession of your faith in Christ. If you are a member of another church and a believer, you can join by “Transfer of Membership” from another denomination. If a person has never been baptized, we will need to know this to schedule your baptism either on the day you join or at a later time.
Ways to become a member of our church:
By Profession of Faith and Baptism
Begin your life of faith in Jesus Christ by receiving Christian baptism. Baptism is a symbol of God’s grace and a mark of your life as a Christian. It is an indication that you believe in Christ, want to be a part of His church, and intend to lead a new life as God enables you. To be baptized, contact our pastor who will be happy to set up a time to explain the meaning to you and schedule your baptism.
By Transfer from another Christian Denomination
We accept your Christian baptism from another denomination and do not require you to be re-baptized to join our church. We welcome you into our congregation as a fully participating member.