Baptism

As followers of Jesus Christ, baptism is an essential step in our relationship with Him. There are varying views within churches surrounding baptism. We hope to clarify Fellowship’s position on the subject by answering your questions below.

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Baptism FAQs

We believe that the requirement for membership in the local church (Fellowship) is the same requirement for the universal church. The local church is a regional “expression” of the universal church. The Scriptures teach that the universal church is the Body of Christ, made up of all who truly believe.

I Corinthians 12:13 teaches that membership in the universal Body of Christ takes place at the moment of conversion. Therefore, we believe the only requirement for membership, in both the universal and local churches, is genuine faith in Christ alone. (Compare I Corinthians 1:2 with Acts 26:15-18 and Acts 16:31 for further study.)

The story of the “Thief on the Cross” from the Gospels is one example of an individual who was never baptized who now is with Jesus in “paradise.” We believe baptism is a very important “sign” of belief, but not a Biblical requirement for membership.

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Adults

Contact a Community Pastor from your congregation if you desire to be baptized.

For Fellowship Rogers, contact the Fellowship Rogers Community Team.
For Fellowship Mosaic, contact the Mosaic Community Team.
For Fellowship Fayetteville, contact the Fellowship Fayetteville Community Team.

Any pastor can help arrange the date of your baptism in one of our regular worship services or can help you set up a time to be baptized in your community group.

Children

If you have a child wanting to be baptized, contact the Family Ministry Team from your congregation and ask to have your child interviewed by one of our elementary leaders. They will help assure that your child is ready for this important step and can arrange for the baptism.

For Fellowship Rogers, contact the Fellowship Rogers Family Ministry Team.
For Fellowship Mosaic, contact the Mosaic Family Ministry Team.
For Fellowship Fayetteville, contact the Fellowship Fayetteville Family Ministry Team.