After accepting Christ as your savior the Bible tells us to associate ourselves with a local New Testament church (Hebrews 10:24-25). A Baptist church is a local assembly of baptized believers who have joined together to carry out Christ's work on earth. When one becomes a church member he is making a covenant with the other members of the church to do his best with God's help to live a “Christian” life and to cooperate with them to do the church's work. Attending a Baptist church does not make you a member; there is a process to becoming a member. If you are presently seeking a church home, you are invited to become a member of 58thAvenue Missionary Baptist Church.
There are three ways that most Baptist churches accept persons for membership.
1. A person may unite by a public profession of faith in the Lord Jesus Christ as personal Savior and request to become a candidate for baptism and a member. Church members vote to receive the candidate for membership as a candidate for baptism. After baptism; the person is a member of the church through the vote of the church.
2. A person may unite "by letter." This means that he is already a member of another Baptist church of like faith and order. Then we request the transfer of a church letter from the church.
3. A person may unite by statement of faith that for some reason a letter of transfer cannot be secured but that you have been baptized by immersion as a result of having received Christ as your personal Savior.