Next Steps

1.)  Baptism

We believe that becoming baptized is a crucial step in the life of a follower of Jesus Christ.  Baptism is part of how Jesus instructed his followers to make disciples of all nations (Matthew 28:19-20), so encouraging people to obey Jesus in this way is very important to us. 

We also believe that baptism is an outward symbol of a previous internal transaction between someone and God.  Since it is a symbol, we believe that only those professing a personal faith in Jesus Christ should be baptized.  Baptism is an opportunity to publicly announce your decision to embrace Jesus and follow Him for the rest of your life. 

If you have accepted Jesus into your life by faith and are ready to “go public” in your commitment to Him through the step of baptism, please contact Pastor Toby at (262) 633-3206.  He will discuss with you any questions that you have about baptism and let you know when our next baptism is scheduled.


2.) Membership

Membership Process

If you are interested in becoming a member, we ask that you do the following: 

§  Pray and seek God’s guidance as you consider becoming a member.  

§  Attend the Exploring Fellowship class.  If after attending the class you do not wish to apply for membership at this time, be assured that this does not affect your welcome in our church in any way.  For information about when the next Exploring Fellowship class is being offered, please call Pastor Toby at (262) 633-3206.  

§  Fill out a Membership Application (given out at each Exploring Fellowship class).

§  Meet with a deacon and share your testimony.

We do this because formal membership communicates many things:

  • Membership says, “I Belong at Fellowship.” (Hebrews 10:23-25)
  • Membership says, “I am Accountable to mature brothers and sisters in Christ at Fellowship.”  (Matthew 18:15-20)
  • Membership says, “I take Ownership for the ministry that happens at Fellowship.” (1 Corinthians 12:20-27)
  • Membership says, “I have Input in Fellowship’s direction.”  (Acts 15:22)
  • Membership gives you Ministry Leadership Opportunities you can’t have as a regular attender.

3.) Service

Sunday mornings and all our other ministries to our Racine community can't come together without the help of volunteers like you.  Whether your talent is with children, numbers, or a hammer and nails, we have a place for people with a little time and energy to help out.