BECOME A MEMBER
Having received Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior and been baptized and being in agreement with MRBC mission statement, strategy and structure, I now feel led by the Holy Spirit to unify with the MRBC family. In doing so, I commit myself to God and to the other members to do the following:
I will protect the testimony of Macon Road Baptist Church
· By acting in love toward other members (Jn. 13:34)
· By following the leaders (Heb. 13:17)
· By refusing to gossip (Col. 3:8)
I will work to increase the number of members in MRBC
· By praying for its growth (Matt. 9:38)
· By inviting the family and friends to attend (Matt. 28:19-20)
· By warmly welcoming those who visit (3 Jn. 3:15)
Comprised of 66 books, we believe the entire Bible is the inspired Word of God and that men were moved by the Spirit of God to write every word of Scripture. Therefore, we believe the Bible is without error, the authoritative and inspired Word of God, and trustworthy and reliable for telling us what to believe and how to live.
We were created in the image of God to have community with Him and represent Him on Earth. However, through a willful act of disobedience, we were separated from Him. We believe that the blood of Jesus Christ, shed on the cross, provides the sole basis for the forgiveness of sin and gives us the opportunity to trade our sin for His righteousness through faith. Therefore, God freely offers salvation to those who place their faith in the death and resurrection of Christ as sufficient payment for their sin.
Baptism does not save you; it's an outward act of obedience and a symbol of salvation. It's a public declaration of how Jesus changed your life and the next step after salvation.
When Christians are baptized, they are placed under water to identify with the death and burial of Jesus, and then raised out to identify with His resurrection. The power that brought Jesus back to life is the same power He uses to change our lives - and that's what gets us so excited!
We believe that the Church is the body of Christ, of which Jesus is the head. The Church is not a building or an event, but rather a community of individuals who have put their trust in Jesus. The purpose of the Church is to glorify God by loving Him and by making Him known to the world.