Profession of Faith
Profession of Faith means that you are publicly “professing” or confessing your faith in Jesus, making him the “Lord” or “boss” of your life, repenting from your sin and self and turning to Jesus Christ for salvation.
The most important thing that can happen in your life is to be a believer in Jesus Christ. Your first step of obedience as a new believer is baptism. We believe the Bible teaches that baptism is by immersion in water. It is an act of obedience symbolizing the believer’s faith in a crucified, buried, and risen Savior, the believer’s death to sin, the burial of the old life and the resurrection to walk in newness of life in Christ Jesus. It is a testimony to the believer’s faith in the final resurrection of the dead. Matthew 3:13-17.
Transfer of Letter
If you are a member of a Southern Baptist Church and you wish to join here you may do so by transfer of letter. Our church clerk will communicate with your former church and request your letter.
Statement of Faith
You can join based on your statement of faith if you are already a Christ follower, having been baptized by immersion as a symbol of your faith, but for some reason would not be able to join by transfer of letter. For example if you are coming from a church background very similar to that of Southern Baptists which does not keep membership records or your previous Southern Baptist church disbanded or somehow lost your membership records. FBC Haughton will accept your personal statement that you are a Christ follower, have been baptized by immersion, and wish to become a church member.