Lake Saunders Baptist Church is an autonomous Baptist church.
- the Bible to be the inspired, infallible, inerrant Word of God.
- the virginal conception of the Lord Jesus Christ by the Holy Spirit
- the Deity and substitutionary atonement of the Lord Jesus Christ
- the necessity of a born-again experience of faith in Jesus for salvation
- the reality of heaven and hell
- the blessed hope of the pre-tribulation Rapture of the Church
- the glorious appearing of the Second Coming of Jesus to establish His Millennial Kingdom on earth.
Why Be a Church Member?
If the Lord leads you to Lake Saunders, we encourage you to become a member for 4 reasons:
1. A Biblical Reason – Membership reflects how Christ is committed to the Church (Ephesians 5:25).
2. A Cultural Reason – Membership is an antidote to our society. We live in an age where very few want to be committed to anything…a job, a marriage, our country. This attitude has even produced a generation of “church shoppers and church hoppers.” Becoming a committed member swims against the current tide of America’s “consumer religion.” It is an unselfish decision. Commitment always builds character.
3. A Practical Reason – Membership defines who can be counted on. Every team must have a roster. Every school must have an enrollment. Every army has an enlistment. Even our country takes a census and requires voter registration. Your connection as a member identifies you as our family.
4. A Personal Reason – Membership produces spiritual growth. The New Testament emphasizes the need for Christians to be accountable to each other for spiritual growth. You can’t be accountable when you’re not committed to any specific church family (Galatians 6: 1-2; Hebrews 10: 24-25; Ephesians 5: 21). It provides a place to use your spiritual gifts (1 Corinthians 12: 4-27). It places you under spiritual protection of Godly leaders (Hebrews 13: 7, 17; Acts 20: 28-29).
When you join with a church, you encourage the church family!
1. A profession of faith and baptism by immersion.
2. A statement that you have already professed your faith and been Biblically baptized.
3. A promise of transfer of letter from a church of like faith.