Joining any church is an important commitment. It's vital to understand that there's nothing about being a member that makes you a Christian; however, being involved in a Christian community (church) is important to growth as a believer. After all, God created us for community, and the church was His idea. Church Membership is a biblical principle that helps believers become involved in the local church, have the embrace of a caring community, and have strong spiritual accountability.
In order to join Oak Grove you must be a believer in Christ and you must be baptized by immersion. If you have been saved and baptized, you will need to attend a Starting Point class led by Pastor Rocky. These classes take place on the last Sunday of every month at 9:45 AM in the break room accross from Pastor Rocky's office. Once you have attended the Starting Point class, there are three ways that you can go about joining in church membership:
- If you've never put surrendered your life to Jesus by putting your faith in Him for salvation, talk to Pastor Rocky (or any of the Oak Grove leadership team). We will walk through an understanding of salvation and, if you do put your faith in Jesus, we will set up a time for baptism. If you have already put your faith in jesus, but haven't been baptized, talk to Pastor Rocky and we will set up a time for your baptism.
- If you were already a member of a church, have been saved and baptized, then you can join by transfer of letter. All that means is that after you come down to join we will send a letter to your previous church letting them know that you are joining our church, and they will respond with your information.
- If you're already a Christian and have been baptized (by immersion), but are not attending church anywhere, you can come down during the invitation and join by "statement of faith."
If you would like more information on joining Oak Grove, or more information about the Starting Point class, feel free to contact us.