What is church membership?

Belonging to a New Testament church is a voluntary statement of both faith in Jesus Christ and of love for his people. It is a formal partnership between believers to support the Lord's work though the local church by giving of time, talent, and treasure. At Elm Grove, we believe membership matters and would love to answer your questions about joining our body. 

Feel free to contact the pastor or the church office to set up a time to discuss church membership.

Who can join the church?

Membership at Elm Grove Baptist Church is for those who have made a profession of their faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, and who, having been biblically baptized by immersion, and are in agreement with our Statement of Faith and formally request membership by baptism, transfer, or statement of faith.

how do I join?

By biblical baptism by immersion after profession of faith in Jesus Christ as personal Lord and Savior.


By transfer of a church letter from another Southern Baptist church.


By a statement of faith of their prior experience of conversion and scriptural baptism by immersion in another church of like faith and practice.


By restoration to the Church membership after having been inactive.