There are different ways to join FBC Jonesboro:
Commit your life to Jesus Christ This means that you have already received or that you want to receive Jesus Christ as your Savior. Joining Our Church by Baptism You can join by being baptized if you're making your profession of faith as a new Christian or if you're coming from a church of another denomination whose view of Baptism is different from the New Testament Baptism (full body immersion) as traditionally practiced by Southern Baptists.
Transfer membership from another Baptist Church If you're currently a member of another Southern Baptist Church, you can transfer your membership to FBC Jonesboro by Letter after visiting with a minister on Sunday morning during our 'time of invitation' at the end of our worship service.
Join from another denomination If you have previously accepted Jesus Christ as Savior and have been baptized by immersion as an act of obedience into a church whose view of baptism is that of Southern Baptist, then you can transfer your membership to FBC Jonesboro by Statement after visiting with a minister on Sunday morning during our 'time of invitation' at the end of our worship service.
Watchcare This is a relationship to the church provided for those who are in our community for a brief period of time or who do not wish to break ties with another church. (**Many University students find this to be a good option for them while they are away from their home churches and attending a local university.)
*Children When children are ready to make a "Decision" they may come forward during the invitation at the end of a service where they will be greeted by a minister. Then, parents are instructed concerning the next step based upon the child's age, experience and need. Please talk with our Children's Minister, Kristie Stokes, if you have questions. There is a New Christian's Class that will provide age-appropriate answers for your child. The class can be taken before or after a "profession of faith" has been made.
- Joining is a public statement that we are your church family
- Most find that following a decision with action strengthens their commitment
- Becoming a member is your way of acknowledging that this is where God has called you to serve and grow
- As a member, you will receive information that will keep you up-to-date with all that is happening in the life of our people
At the end of our services there is a "time of invitation" when you can make your decision known publicly. If you have any questions about your decision, please contact us. Our church offices are open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and we would be happy to talk with you. (870-932-3456)