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what DOES THE CHURCH believe?
We accept the Bible as the inspired Word of God and as the ultimate authority in matters of faith doctrine and Christian living. This Church accepts “The Baptist Faith and Message” as most recently adopted by the Southern Baptist Convention as an affirmation of our basic Christian beliefs and as a statement of our faith.
WHAT IS EXPECTED AS A MEMBER?
At First Baptist Church of Cypress we never ask our members to do more than the Bible teaches. We expect our members to obey what Jesus commands every follower of his to do. These responsibilities and practical commitments are spelled out below in the Membership Church Covenants.
1. The Membership Covenant is a commitment to CHRIST and to His CHURCH.
2. The Maturity Covenant is a commitment to the HABITS necessary for growth.
2 Pt. 3:18; 1 Tim. 4:7
3. The Ministry Covenant is a commitment to discover and practice my Spiritual gifts and abilities to SERVE God and others. 1 Pt. 4:10
4. The Missions Covenant is a commitment to SHARE the Good News with others. 1 Pt. 3:15
I Will Protect the Unity of My Church
(Romans 15:5; Ephesians 4:29; Hebrews 13:17)
I Will Share the Responsibility of My Church
(1 Thessalonians 1:2; Romans 15:7)
I Will Serve the Ministry of My Church
(Philippians 2:3-4, 7)
I Will Support the Testimony of My Church
(Hebrews 10:24-25; Philippians 1:27; Leviticus 27:30; 1 Corinthians 8 & 9)
HOW TO BECOME A MEMBER:
RECEIVE Jesus Christ as my Savior and profess Him as Lord
OBEY the practice of Baptism
JOIN a New Members Class to discuss statements, strategy and structure
COMMIT my life of following Jesus and serve as a member of FBCC
Dr. Jerry Shumard
Retired Chaplain & Associate Pastor
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