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Membership

A Text-Driven Church

Membership at Fellowship Church

Fellowship Church seeks to be a text-driven church in southwest Florida. We have outlined below some of the initial steps on how you can become a member at Fellowship Church. 

Read and Affirm the Baptist Faith & Message 2000

Read and Affirm the Fellowship Church Covenant

Affirm Accepting the Lord as your Savior 

Affirm Baptism by Immersion 

Baptist Faith & Message 2000

Fellowship Church affirms and believes the doctrines and beliefs outlines in the Baptist Faith & Message 2000. You can read and affirm the Baptist Faith & Message here

Fellowship Church Covenant 

Members of Fellowship Church are encouraged to adhere to the following convictions:

  1. Protecting the unity of the Church by:

    • Acting in love toward other members (John 13; Ephesians 4:3)

    • Refusing to gossip (Ephesians 4:29)

    • Following the appointed leadership of the Church (Hebrews 13:17)

    • When teaching scripture, doctrine or ethics in a church group setting, being careful to maintain unity and harmony in the Body through consistency of interpretation with pastoral leadership. (2 Timothy 2:15)

  2. Sharing in the responsibility of the Church by:

    • Praying for its health, unity and growth (1 Thessalonians 5:12-18)

    • Sharing the gospel with unbelievers (Matthew 28:18-20; Proverbs 11:30)

    • Giving regularly (Matthew 6:2-4)

    • Warmly welcoming those who visit and/or who become members (Romans 12:13)

  3. Serving in the ministry of the Church by:

    • Discovering spiritual gifts and talents, and actively seeking ways to employ them for God’s glory (1 Corinthians 12)

    • Being equipped to serve by pastors and lay leaders (Ephesians 4:11-12)

    • Developing a servant’s heart and discovering Christ’s mission to the world (Galatians 5:13; Romans 12:1)

  4. Supporting the testimony of the Church by:

    • Attending faithfully (Hebrews 10:24-25)

    • Living a godly life, free from stumbling blocks to others according to biblical commandments, principles and examples (1 Timothy 6:11; Romans 14:13-15; 1 Corinthians 8:13)

Affirmations