Interested in joining Linworth Baptist Church as a member?
When you become a Christian you become a part of the body of Christ. Membership to a local church provides you an opportunity to take part in this reality. Membership means agreeing to support and take part in the church leadership, committing to other believers and taking part in their spiritual maturity, and having the opportunity to have a voice in the church leadership and administration. If you are interested, please contact the church office.
Any person professing faith in the Lord Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, giving evidence of regeneration.
Attend our membership classes. Offered once a quarter, these classes help you understand who we are as a church, what we believe and how we operate.
Submit the membership form. This form will be provided in your membership class.
Speak to our pastors. One of our pastors will contact you after you attend the membership classes to see if you have any questions or concerns.
Meet with our deacons. You will meet with some of our deacons so that they can get to know you and hear your testimony of faith in Christ.
Be presented to our church body. On a designated Sunday morning, you will be introduced as a new member to the church congregation.
Our Church Covenant
We are bound together in the new life we share through the finished work of Christ. Our highest calling and ultimate joy is in our union with Christ and with His people. We’re committed to live so as to glorify our Lord and to advance the Gospel. Believing that God has brought us together through a shared faith in Christ, we solemnly covenant with each other in making the following commitments.
Relying on the Holy Spirit we will endeavor to:
Walk with God through a commitment to know and obey the Scriptures.
Walk together in brotherly love, caring for one another and forgiving one another when sin hinders our fellowship.
Live holy lives, not conformed to the world but allowing the Holy Spirit to transform us.
Lovingly encourage, admonish, instruct and serve one another in practical ways.
Meet together for worship, Christ-centered fellowship and instruction.
Participate in each other’s joys and come alongside to comfort in one another’s sorrows.
Rely on God through consistent prayer and intercession.
Love the lost around us by intentionally witnessing for Christ by our lives and by sharing His message.
Be faithful stewards of our time, talents and treasure, giving generously to support God’s work and others in need.
Share Christ’s concern for the nations by giving, praying and going to the nations with the Gospel.
Our Purpose Statement
Linworth Baptist exists to exalt and glorify the Lord Jesus Christ, to edify and encourage its members to love and honor Him by lives of obedience, worship and love for one another, and to penetrate our community and the world with the message of the gospel of Christ.
We will promote worship that is Christ-centered, Spirit-directed, Biblically based and which involves the total person (heart, mind, and will). Acts 2:46, 47.
We are committed to the authority of Christ through His Word and will make every effort to insure that our ministries and lives are anchored in the Bible and its doctrines (Acts 20:32, II Timothy 3:16, 17). This means that we will effectively preach and teach the scriptures (I Timothy 4:13); we will encourage personal intake and application of the scriptures (Acts 10:32, II Timothy 2:15, Ezra 7:10); we will provide opportunities in which believers can minister the Word to one another (Colossians 3:16, 17).
We are committed to the value of each believer (Ephesians 4:16) and will make every effort to “equip the saints for the work of the ministry” (Ephesians 4:12). This means helping believers mature in Christ (Ephesians 4:14); assist them in identifying their spiritual gifts, strengths and vision for service (I Peter 4:10); and provide an environment which encourages people to trust God and use their gifts, etc. to build up the body and bring the gospel to the lost.
With a desire to build for the future, we are committed to the development of Godly, Christ-centered, visionary leaders, both men and women (Titus 1:5, 2:3, 4) and will provide opportunities for them to lead in appropriate ministries so that we do not become a one-generation church (Judges 2:7, 10).
As a body, we want to promote and demonstrate relationships of love, commitment and concern for one another (John 13:34, 35, Hebrews 10:24, 25); and maintain a spirit of unity amidst diversity (Ephesians 4:3, Romans 14, I Corinthians 12:4-6).
Because the family is designed by God, we want to make every effort to promote Christ-centered families. Since the church collectively represents God’s family, we want to provide support and assistance to husbands and wives (Ephesians 5:22-33); widows (James 1:27); singles (I Corinthians 7:32, 34); parents (I Corinthians 6:1-4); single parents (I Corinthians 6:1-4); and children (Matthew 19:13-15).
A fundamental priority for the church is prayer (I Timothy 2:1, Acts 6:4). We want prayer and dependence upon God to be foundational to our ministry emphasis and programs. Corporate prayer (large and small groups) and personal intercessory prayer will be taught and modeled at every level of our church.
We want to effectively establish and disciple new believers in Christ (Colossians 2:6, 7) by the creation of flexible methods of instruction that are relevant and meaningful.
The great commission is imperative to our existence as a church of Jesus Christ. This imperative begins with a local commitment (Matthew 28:19, 20, Acts 1:8). Locally, we want to trust God for numerical growth through conversion, not just additions (Acts 2:47, 6:1, 7, 9:31). This means the proclamation and demonstration of the gospel through the corporate witness of the church and the personal witness of each member. We will do this by exploring ways to impact our community as a corporate body; encouraging our people to associate with and to unconditionally love the lost in their spheres of influence (Mark 2:13-17, Luke 15:1); helping each believer to relate the gospel in meaningful and relevant ways to the lost around them
Since God’s program includes the whole world (Revelation 5:9), we want to trust Him to use Linworth Baptist Church to have a global impact. This means trusting God; for the adequate funds, resources and prayer support for our missionaries in their ministries at home and overseas; for the development of a global mindset among the members of the church; and to raise up and send laborers to serve short and long term as tent-makers or vocational missionaries (Matthew 9:36-38) to various countries around the world.