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.
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 any baptized believer to be a part of our church family.
How Can I Become a Church Member?
Here at FBCNaples, we have a 3 Step process to purse membership:
Step 1 - Party With The Pastors - Our next Party will be held on Sunday, February 21st from 12:30pm-2:00pm in Room WC117.
Step 2 - Membership@FBCN Classes -2 consecutive Wednesday Nights on January 27th and February 3rd from 6:30pm-8:00pm in Room WC117.
Step 3 - Membership Interviews - Connect with a Pastor or Deacon for an Interview with your completed Membership Application.
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, and going. Check out our Missions Page to learn more.
Want to Connect? Contact Pastor Troy Maragos, our Pastor of Next Steps at .