Qualifications for Membership

Membership in this church is reserved for those who have made a public profession of faith, declaring evidence of a genuine experience of regeneration through faith in and acceptance of the Lord Jesus Christ as personal Savior, who renounce sin, who endeavor to live a consecrated life wholly unto the Lord and who agree to submit to the authority of the church and its leaders as set forth herein.

For membership candidacy, applicants must comply with any one of the following conditions:

A.  By baptism (immersion) as a true believer in Christ Jesus as personal Savior.

B.  By letter of transfer from another Bible-believing church of like faith and practice, or other written statement of good standing from the prior church if the applicant has been baptized by immersion subsequent to a profession of faith.

C.  By statement of faith, having been baptized by immersion; or

D.  By restoration, if having been removed from membership, upon satisfactorily evidencing repentance to the pastoral staff and deacons.

In addition, the candidate for membership will be required to complete the church membership class.  Upon class completion, the candidate will become a member of Summit Baptist Church.  The applicant will be presented as a candidate for membership during a church service and voted upon during the next quarterly business meeting.

Members over the age of 18 will be granted voting privileges.

Qualifications for Membership of Minors

A.  Candidates for membership under the age of 18, who meet the other qualifications for membership as stated above shall be accepted as members without voting privileges.

B.  At age 18, the non-voting member must complete the requirements of the church membership class to obtain voting privileges.

 

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