First Baptist Church is organized and maintained for the worship of God; for Christian fellowship; for Bible study and instruction in doctrine; and to combine the efforts of individual members in evangelism, missions, and benevolences.
All members shall: A. Believe in the fundamental principles of the Christian faith as contained in the Holy Scripture, and accept the New Testament as the sole doctrine of Baptists. B. Support the policy of the church in promotion of Baptist principles and in support of the Southern Baptist Convention as recommended by the South Carolina Baptist Convention, of which this church is a member.
The membership of this church shall consist of such persons who confess Jesus Christ as their Savior and Lord and:
Present themselves as candidates for baptism, i.e., immersion; or,
Request membership by transfer of letter from any church of like faith and order: or,
Come by statement of Christian experience, indicating prior compliance with the Ordinance of Baptism, i.e., immersion; or,
Request restoration to the rolls of this church after having been dropped or excluded; or,
If coming from a church of a different denomination, by a certificate or statement of immersion and by agreeing to accept the faith and doctrines of a regular missionary Baptist church.
Having received Jesus Christ as my Savior and Lord and been baptized, and being in agreement with First Baptist Church’s doctrine, mission, and governance, I now feel led by the Holy Spirit to unite with the First Baptist Church family. In doing so, I commit myself to God and to Christ’s body, the Church, to know Him and make Him known through loving and serving others.
I will embrace the mission of my church …by seeking the lost …by sharing a loving witness …by making disciples
I will share the responsibility of my church …by praying for its growth …by inviting the unchurched to attend …by warmly welcoming those who visit
I will serve the ministry of my church …by discovering my gifts and talents …by being equipped with a servant’s heart ...by engaging in active ministry
I will support the testimony of my church …by attending faithfully …by living a godly life …by giving regularly
I will protect the unity of my church …by acting in love toward other members ...by turning from gossip and destructive criticism …by supporting the congregation’s leaders