Becoming a Member

The people of First Baptist Church invite you to commit your life to Christ as his disciple and to join our congregation as a member.

If you are new to our community, have been here for a while or are considering membership, please join us on Sunday mornings at 9:45 in the Adams Room (near the Mulberry Street entrance) for Talkback, a candid conversation with Pastor Jim Somerville where your questions become the curriculum. View the live stream of Talkback on Richmond’s First Baptist Church Facebook page. We can help you with: Sunday class choices, ministry opportunities, finding a spiritual friend/mentor and conversation with one of our ministers.

If you are interested in formally uniting with First Baptist Church, we receive members:

  1. upon profession of faith in Christ followed by believer’s baptism;
  2. by transfer of membership from another Christian church; or 
  3. by statement of previous Christian experience.

The membership process includes:

  1. requesting membership by coming forward at the conclusion of one of the worship services, 
  2. a conversation with one of our pastors, 
  3. attending Talkback, 
  4. attending our Life Together New Member Orientation Luncheon
  5. and a vote at one of our regular business meetings.

If you want to further explore church membership, we invite you to speak with one of our ministers.