Why Join a Local Church?
The Bible directs Christians to gather in local churches for mutual encouragement, affirmation of faith, and teaching as disciples of Jesus. What a joy to know that you have other believers committed to your spiritual growth and maturity!
And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near. (ESV)
See our membership covenant, which expresses our ideals for Christian fellowship and membership in the local church Milwood Member Covenant.
Becoming a Member
1. Membership Class. Participate in a Membership Class where you will hear the Milwood Statement of Faith, membership covenant, and all that membership entails.
2. Elder Interview. Following the membership class is an interview with an Elder to get to know you more and hear the account of how you came to saving faith, as well as your affirmation of our membership covenant and statement of faith.
3. Elder Affirmation. Next the Elders will review your interview together at a regular Elder’s meeting.
4. Congregational Affirmation. At a regular Church Family Meeting (Members Meeting), the Elder who conducted the interview will recommend the candidate to the church for membership. Upon church approval the candidate will be admitted to the church as a member.
Register for the Next Membership Class
Membership classes are held every two months. Childcare is provided upon request at sign up (link below). This is a great time to ask questions and get to know more about the church!
Class is from 9am - 12pm at Milwood Baptist Church on the following dates for 2021:
August 21 | October 16 | December 11
Schedule Your Membership Interview
To schedule an membership interview, please fill out the request form at the link below.
Ephesians 2:22 (ESV)
In him you also are being built together
into a dwelling place for God by the Spirit.