Baptism + Membership

Baptism and Membership at Matthew Road

One of the ordinances given to the church by God is Baptism, and it is a prerequisite for membership here at Matthew Road. If you are interested in getting baptized, becoming a member of this church body, or simply learning more about what we believe, contact our pastor Daniel Sweet for more information!

What Is baptism?


Baptism is the immersion of a believer in water in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. It is an act of obedience, in which a believer identifies with Christ’s death, burial, and resurrection, and is requisite for church membership. This outward expression of what God has done in a person’s life serves to demonstrate that an individual has placed their faith in Jesus Christ as their Savior and Lord. Jesus is our example for living. As He began His public ministry, Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist, so one aspect of baptism is following Jesus’ example. In addition to following Jesus’ example, we also follow His command. In Matthew 28:19-20, Jesus tells the disciples to go into the world and to teach and to baptize. In this command, Jesus tells the disciples to baptize “in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.” So Christians are to be baptized to follow the example of Jesus and to follow His commands.

how can i join?


Interested in joining as a member here? We're so happy you'd like to be a part of our church family! We host a Newcomers Class just about every quarter. In this class, you'll meet our staff and learn more about the ins-and-outs of Matthew Road - what we believe, how we operate, and what kinds of opportunities we offer! We also ask that you've made a public profession of faith through believer's baptism before joining as a member. However, all are welcome to attend!

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