BECOMING A MEMBER OF THE CHURCH OF CHRIST
We are not a "denomination" that you join. You are added to the body of Christ or the church of Christ, when you decide to become God’s possession by understanding and obeying the Gospel.
The Gospel, also known as the Good News of Jesus Christ, “saves us” (Gal. 3:26-27). It describes the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ (I Cor. 15:1-4).
To be added to the church of Christ, there are 5 acts to complete.
1) Hear the Gospel (Romans 10:17)
2) Believe the Gospel (Hebrews 11:6)
3) Repent of your past sins (Acts 2:38)
4) Confess Jesus Christ as God’s son (Matthew 10:32)
5) Be Baptized in water for the remission (washing away) of your sins (Acts 2:38)
Completing these acts means you have become God’s possession and a member of the Kingdom of Jesus Christ (the saved).
Becoming part of the Renaissance church family means your circle has been extended. Gaining new brothers and sisters in Christ means having mentors to guide you in your daily walk, teachers to help you grow spiritually, and church leadership that oversee and help ensure that our entire congregation is aligned with the churches core values and mission.
The final step in receiving salvation and being added to the body of Christ is Baptism.
The word "baptize" is taken from the Greek word "baptizo" which means “to immerse”. In addition to the literal meaning of the word, water immersion is practiced because it was the practice of the church in apostolic times and it conforms to the description of baptisms as given by the apostle Paul (Romans 6:3-5) where he speaks of it as a burial and resurrection.
Baptism is for those who have reached the "age of accountability" and who believe and understand the gospel of Jesus Christ.
For those prepared to take this next step, the water is always ready.
Should you need prayer support to help you with a personal issue, you can call our Prayer Line. The Prayer Warriors will receive your message. Dial 678-444-4170, and press option 2 to have someone to pray with and for you.