How do I become a member of First Burk?
First Burk is a family of believers in Jesus Christ. You can become a member of the church family in one of four ways:
- Accepting Jesus as your Lord and Savior and being baptized by immersion.
- If you have already accepted Jesus but have not been baptized by immersion, then following Him in believer's baptism.
- Transfer of membership by letter from another Baptist church
- By "statement of faith" -- your statement of having previously accepted Christ and experienced baptism by immersion as a member of another church of like faith and belief or if you do not know where your membership is currently located.
Does joining your church make me a Baptist?
Joining First Burk is a decision to affiliate with a local group of believers who are accountable to the authority of the Bible, practicing their faith, using their gifts and talents to serve the community, sharing their resources to do the work of God and reaching out to spiritual seekers who do not yet have a personal relationship with God.
First Burk happens to be a Southern Baptist Church. Southern Baptist churches are autonomous. This means that each individual church decides what it will teach and how it will minister in the community and the world. There is no governing body that regulates church activities, polity or staff selection. First Burk chooses to affiliate with Southern Baptist Churches because we believe it is the best way to cooperate with other churches to work together to do things we could not accomplish alone. Through our financial gifts to the local, state and national conventions, we build hospitals, provide seminaries, do mission work and establish benevolent organizations worldwide for hundreds of purposes. When you join First Burk, you affiliate with this group as long as you remain a member of the church.
If you have any questions, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call at 940.569.1434.