Baptism

We believe that water baptism by immersion is in obedience to the command of Christ.  Romans 6:3-4 states: Or do you not know that as many of us as were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death?  Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.

Membership

Membership is encouraged for all believers here at ‘The Port’.  Membership to us is becoming a part of our body of discipleship and love to our church and community.  In order to become a member:

  • You must acknowledge yourself to be a sinner in God’s sight (Rom. 3:23), unable to correct your condition by yourself (Prov. 14:12; Eph. 2:1-3; I Cor. 2:14) and in need of a Savior (Rom. 3:24; 5:23).
  • You must believe that Jesus Christ died on the cross to be your Savior (I Peter 3:18; Col. 1:19-20; Eph. 2:4-7).
  • Saving faith demands that you promptly turn away from your sin. The Bible calls this act repentance (Luke 13:3; Acts 17:30-31).
  • Repentance is followed by public acknowledgement of your faith in Jesus Christ. The Bible calls this act confession (Matt. 10:32-33; Rom. 10:9).
  • You must be baptized (immersed) in water in order to have the blood of Jesus wash away your sin and to receive the indwelling gift of the Holy Spirit. Salvation is by faith, through baptism into Christ Jesus (Acts 2:37-38; Mark 16:16; Rom. 6:1-7; Acts 8:25-38; Gal. 3:27; I Peter 3:18-21; Col. 2:9-12).

If you have taken these steps you may come forward to acknowledge your desire to become a Member at the end of any worship service.  If you aren’t sure or you have questions, we would love to talk with you and help you in your walk with God.  Please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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