Becoming a Member
We are delighted that you have been worshiping with us at Mountain Brook Baptist and are interested in becoming a member!
We at Mountain Brook Baptist ask that the following steps be taken for membership:
- Sunday Membership Lunch and/or Membership Conversation with Minister
- Membership Application
- Believer’s Baptism by Immersion
- Expressions of Membership
Sunday Membership Lunch/Conversation
Mountain Brook Baptist hosts a membership lunch two or three times a year. We strongly recommend that you attend one of these in order that you have the chance to meet our pastoral staff, find out more about the ministries of the church and opportunities for service, and to ask any questions you might have about MBBC. And of course, this is a great opportunity for us here at MBBC to connect with and get to know you!
If you are not able to attend the lunch or would just prefer to meet one-on-one, a minister would love to have a conversation with you about what it means to join Mountain Brook Baptist. Please email Mary Splawn, our Minister of Connections, if you are interested in attending a lunch or setting up a meeting.
We ask that you fill out a simple membership application which can be accessed online here, or if you choose, you may pick up one from our church offices and fill out by hand.
Baptism by Immersion
We believe that a profession of faith in Christ is essential for salvation and serves as a starting point for your journey in relationship with God. At Mountain Brook Baptist, we affirm this act of confession by the ordinance of baptism. If you have already been baptized by immersion as a believer, we happily affirm that! If you have not been so baptized, we ask that you prayerfully consider being baptized by immersion as a witness to your professed faith in Jesus as Lord and as an embracing of our Baptist heritage. We are happy to walk through this process with you and of course will answer any and all questions throughout your steps to becoming a member.
Expressions of Membership
At Mountain Brook Baptist, we are a God-centered, Bible-based, people-focused body of believers in Jesus Christ. As a member, we ask that you commit to living out our ‘Five Expressions of Membership.’
Attend one of our weekly Sunday morning services. We offer a Traditional worship
service at 9 a.m. in our sanctuary and also a Contemporary service at 11 a.m. in
our Heritage Hall. Worship is vital to our lives as Christians, and gathering
together on Sunday mornings is our primary way of expressing Christ’s
Lordship and experiencing his grace and truth together as a community.
Plug-In to the life of the church by joining one of our Sunday Morning Bible Study classes and/or joining a Small Group. We have many options of classes and groups, and we want you to find the right fit for nurturing of your relationship with God and your life in the church community. Another great way to plug-in is on Wednesday nights where we enjoy dinner together and have teaching, missions activities, and Bible study for both adults and children.
Serve by giving of your time in the church and/or community. As followers of Christ we are called to be on mission, so whether you are serving our community in some capacity at church or serving others abroad in our city, nationally, or internationally, we ask that you express your membership in service. We have a strong tradition and emphasis on missions here at MBBC and want you to be a part of sharing the good news of Jesus Christ through word and deed.
Give to the mission and ministries of the church financially.
Invite others to worship with us! Just as you have been welcomed and encouraged in your own experience of God’s grace in worship and life at Mountain Brook Baptist, we encourage you to invite others to share in the life of God’s grace and Christian fellowship through worship, involvement, and service at MBBC. This is a great way to serve and be on mission as a follower of Jesus Christ.