First Presbyterian Allen

Joining our Family of Faith

 

In Jesus Christ, God calls people to faith and to membership in the Church, the body of Christ. Baptism is the visible sign of that call and claim on a human life and of entrance into the membership of the church. The baptism of children witnesses to the truth that God’s love claims people before they are able to respond in faith. The baptism of those who enter the covenant of membership upon their own profession of faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior witnesses to the truth that God’s gift of grace calls forth a response of faithfulness. Thus, the triune God, incarnate in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, gives to the Church not only its mission but also its understanding of membership.

Our congregation welcomes all persons who trust in God’s grace in Jesus Christ and desire to become part of the fellowship and ministry of his Church. No one is denied membership for any reason not related to profession of faith. The Gospel leads members to extend the fellowship of Christ to all persons.  

 
 



 Persons may enter into active church membership in the following ways:
  • Public profession of faith, and if not already baptized, the person making profession of faith shall be baptized;
  • Certificate of transfer, when a person is a member of another Christian church at the time of transfer;
  • Reaffirmation of faith, for persons previously baptized in the name of the triune God and having publicly professed their faith.