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, & 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, & have strong spiritual accountability.
In order to join Oak Grove you must be a believer in Christ & you must be baptized by immersion. If you have been saved & baptized, you will need to attend a Starting Point class led by Pastor Rocky. Once you have attended the Starting Point class, there are three ways that you can go about joining in church membership:
- If you've put your faith in Jesus but haven't been baptized, talk to Pastor Rocky & we will set up a time for your baptism.
- If you were already a member of a church, have been saved & 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, & they will respond with your information.
- If you're already a Christian & have been baptized (by immersion), but are not attending church anywhere, you can join by "statement of faith."
If you would like more information on joining Oak Grove or the Starting Point class, don't hesitate to contact us.