Becoming a Member
Oakland , we have three specific requirements for membership:
1. You must be a born again believer in Jesus Christ.
This means that you have accepted the free gift of salvation from the penalty of your sin through faith in the death, burial and resurrection of God’s Son, Jesus and confess that He is Lord of your life.
2. You have been identified with Christ through baptism by immersion.
3. You have attended the Oakland 101 Class on Membership.
This class will give you an opportunity to discover Oakland Baptist Churches’ goals, vision and strategy. We have a great team of leaders who will share with you what membership in a purpose driven church is all about. We offer the class on Sunday mornings on a quarterly basis.
A Serious Commitment
Oakland we are very passionate about the commitment that we make to Christ and to each other when we become members, so we ask those seeking membership to sign the Membership Covenant at the conclusion of the 101 class.
“Having received Christ as my Lord and Savior and been baptized, and being in agreement with
Oakland ’s statements, strategy and structure, I now feel led by the Holy Spirit to unite with the
Oakland church family. In doing so, I commit myself to God and to the other members to do the following:
I. I WILL PROTECT THE UNITY OF MY CHURCH
...By acting in love toward other members
...By refusing to gossip
...By cooperating with the leaders
II. I WILL SHARE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF MY CHURCH
...By praying for its growth
...By inviting the unchurched to attend
...By warmly welcoming those who visit
III. I WILL SERVE THE MINISTRY OF MY CHURCH
...By discovering my gifts and talents
...By being equipped to serve by my pastors
...By developing a servant’s heart
IV. I WILL SUPPORT THE TESTIMONY OF MY CHURCH
...By attending faithfully
...By living a godly life
...By giving regularly
If you would like to become a member of
Oakland , just contact the church office at 663-2546 to register for the next 101 class.