Next Steps - Baptism & Membership
Baptism at FBCNaples
Baptism is an opportunity for you to go public about your faith in Jesus and let those in and outside of our church know that you are a follower of Christ. While it is true that your faith in Christ is personal, your faith in Christ is never to be private. Baptism itself is a step of obedience whereby you publicly profess your faith in Jesus and testify to how He has changed you. In order for a person to be baptized here at FBCN, we believe that the Bible teaches in Acts 2:38 that a person needs a clear testimony of personal repentance and faith in Jesus Christ.
Do you have more specific questions about Baptism? Check out our Baptism Frequently Asked Questions page.
Are you ready to be Baptized here at FBCN? Please fill out this Baptism Application and our ministry staff will follow up with you.
Membership at FBCNaples
Why Is Church Membership Important?
Church Membership is important because we all need a place to belong. By becoming a member, we commit to care for you when you're in need and you commit to care for others in our church family in their times of need. We hold each other accountable (as God's Word requires us to) to seek the Lord and to walk in His ways. We were never meant to live the Christian life as a lone ranger and Hebrews 10 calls us to meet with other believers in order to encourage one another...spurring each other on to love and good deeds. When we work together, united with other believers, we are able to do far more for the Kingdom of God than we could ever do on our own.
Who Can Be A Member?
We believe that Jesus calls all people of every race, tribe and nation to follow Him and trust Him as Lord and Savior. Consequently, we invite biblically baptized believers to be a part of our local church body.
How Can I Become a Church Member?
Here at FBCNaples, we have a 3 Step process to pursue membership:
Party With The Pastors is an opportunity to get to know others while
discovering more about what God is doing here at First Baptist Naples. We’d
like to help you take your next step to grow in Christ, have some food and
fun together, as well as answer any questions you may have about life at
Our next Step 1: Party With The Pastors will be held in January (date TBD). Please check back here in January for exact date, time, and location.
Membership@FBCN is a two session class specifically for people interested
in pursuing church membership at FBCNaples. At Step 2, you’ll learn more
about how you can take your next step to Gather, Grow, Give
and Go in your walk with Christ personally and in your engagement with
We'll be hosting our next Step 2: Membership@FBCN classes on 2 consecutive Wednesday Nights - November 3 and November 10 from 6:30pm-8:00pm in Room WC117.
A personalized meeting with a Pastor or Deacon is the final step in the
process of a prospective member's pursuit of membership at FBCNaples. Step
3: Membership Interviews are a requirement before allowing a prospective
member to be confirmed in their membership.
Step 3: Membership Interviews - Upon the completion Step 2: Membership@FBCN Classes and your completed individual Membership Application, connect with a Pastor or Deacon for an Interview; either at a scheduled Step 3 Group Interview Event or at a scheduled time to complete your interview One on One.
What Are the Commitments of Membership at FBCNaples?
- Gather - Church members are committed to gather weekly to worship Jesus Christ. Find out more about when we gather for Weekend Worship.
- Grow - Church members are committed to personal growth by getting involved in a discipleship group. Whether it's a weekend Bible & Life Group or our midweek Men's or Women's Ministry, or even Awana and Student Ministry MDWK Worship, we are committed to one another's growth in discipleship.
- Give - Church members are committed to the giving of their time, talent, and treasure both faithfully and sacrificially. Check out the areas in our church body where you can serve with your spiritual gifts and how you can give financially to the Lord.
- Go - Church members can be involved in local and global missions by praying, giving, going, and sending. Check out our Missions Page to learn more.
Want to Connect? Contact Pastor Troy Maragos, our Pastor of Next Steps at .