Why commit to being a member?

Church members commit to joining a spiritual family who provides encouragement and support. They are called to a higher degree of responsibility, service, and sacrifice. Our pastors and ministry leaders pledge to assist our members with care, counsel, prayer, and teaching. It’s our hope that you will commit to being a part of the Salem family!

It's Biblical
Christ is committed to the church. “…Christ loved the church, and gave himself up for her.” (Ephesians 5:25 ESV)
It's Counter-Cultural
It is an antidote to our society. We live in an age when people resist being committed to anything – a job, a marriage, our country. Partnership swims against the current of America’s “consumer religion.” It is an unselfish decision.
It's Practical
It defines those upon whom we can depend. Every team must have a roster. Every school must have an enrollment. Every business has a payroll. Every army has an enlistment. Even our country takes a census and requires voter registration. Joining a church identifies our church family.
It's Healthy
It produces spiritual growth. The Bible gives major emphasis for the need of Christians to be accountable to each other for spiritual growth. You cannot be accountable when you’re not committed to a specific church family.

What’s required to join Salem?

The requirements for becoming a part of Salem Baptist Church are simple:

  1. Confirm God’s leading in this partnership.
  2. Trust Christ by faith for salvation. We want you to share your testimony about your salvation experience.
  3. Be baptized by immersion.

Ready to join Salem?

The place to start is by attending the next Discover Salem gathering!