SALVATION + baptism
You can join Mount Olive Baptist Church by confessing Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior. If you have never been baptized, you will be receiving Christ for the first time into your heart. The pastor will ask you, “Do you believe in your heart that Jesus is Lord and that He died on the cross for your sins?” You are saved the moment you believe in the Lord Jesus who died on the cross to redeem you of your sins. This is your first step in joining Mount Olive Baptist Church.
Now that you are saved, the pastor will schedule you to attend New Member Orientation Classes (where we help you to grow spiritually as a new believer in Christ through a systematic study of the Word of God). A Church staff member will contact you during the following week to schedule a time for your baptism. Your baptism is a symbolic act that is done to signify your death to sin and your resurrection to a new life in Christ. We do not baptize you in order for you to become saved, instead, the Bible teaches that you are to be baptized because you already are saved. You are saved by believing in Jesus Christ as the Son of God who died on the cross for your sins.
Once you complete your New Member Classes, you will receive both your New Members and Baptismal Certificates. You are now a member of Mount Olive Baptist Church!