11 In him we were also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will, 12 in order that we, who were the first to put our hope in Christ, might be for the praise of his glory. 13 And you also were included in Christ when you heard the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation. When you believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, 14 who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession—to the praise of his glory.
God has created us to be a part of his family. We believe that when we trust in God through his son Jesus Christ, God becomes our Father and we are his children. Taking the step to church membership offers opportunities for spiritual growth. It places you in a position to be ministered to as you minister to others. It is joining like-minded people on a mission to share the good news of Jesus Christ with your family, friends, our community and around the world.
Why would I want to be a part of the Neptune family?
We would love for you to be a part of our community of faith here at Neptune Baptist Church. The relationships that we gain when we are a part of a local church family are crucial to our growth as believers in Christ. The Bible talks about the significance of relationships and community and the church is God's plan for us to be a part of that.
As a follower of Jesus we are all a part of God's family. God hasn't called us to be alone in this world, but to be connected with each other in churches that are families of faith.
How do I join Neptune's faith family?
We receive new members:
- By profession of faith in Jesus Christ and following Him in biblical baptism.
- By transferring your "letter" from another Baptist church.
- By your statement of faith in Christ along with baptism by immersion after salvation.
- By statement from another denomination that does not practice biblical baptism by immersion. This is a statement of faith in Christ and willingness to be biblically baptized.
- We encourage everyone desiring membership to attend Starting Point, a class that provides you with information and distinct features of our church so that you may become connected and involved in our church family.
How can I find out more about Neptune's faith family?
What is the heart of NBC? What makes us different than many churches? What is our passion and purpose for existence? What do we believe? What is our vision and where are we going? What are your spiritual gifts? How can you find your purpose and place for ministry? Find out the answers to these questions and more in our membership class - Starting Point. It is a two-week class which provides a small group overview of the mission, vision and core values of our church. Starting Point will define the distinctive that separates our church from others, while equipping you to maximize the meaning of membership for you as you get fully involved. For more information please contact the church office to find out when the next class begins!