What happens if I come to church?
You will be welcomed. You will be challenged. You will have the opportunity to make new friends. You will be accepted.
There is no dress code. While some wear their “Sunday best,” most people are “casually comfortable.”
You will not be asked to raise your hand, stand, read scripture, or anything embarrassing.
You will be asked your name, where you are from, where you work – you know; the usual stuff.
There will be hymns, praise choruses, special music, scripture readings, a sermon and an offering. I think you will be glad you came.
What does it mean to be a Christian?
A Christian is someone who is a Christ-follower. It means you have reached the point in your life where you can no longer remain neutral about Jesus Christ. The Bible says, “If you confess with your mouth, Jesus is Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.” Romans 10:9 (Holman Christian Standard Version). That’s how you become a Christ-follower.
Do I have to go to church to be a Christian?
No, but it helps. No one has to go to church, but being a Christ-follower is not a solo sport. It is best done with other Christ-followers. That is what the church is.
How do you join the church?
At Highland Baptist Church we receive members one of two ways. First, by profession of faith that Jesus Christ is Lord. This involves believer’s baptism by immersion.
Second, by a letter of membership from another Baptist church, or by the statement of membership from a church of similar belief and practice. If a person has not been baptized by immersion as a believer, we will ask for the privilege to do so. We think it is that important.
Do you have to join the church to be involved?
No. Membership matters when it comes to certain leadership positions and business issues. If you are a Christ-follower or a seeker – someone who is still making up their mind about Jesus Christ – we welcome you to be part of our community. But we are going to ask you about your relationship to Jesus Christ?