Become A Member



We believe that one of God’s primary means for growing up healthy Christians is through engagement with a local body of believers. We call this covenant membership. Covenant church membership is a wonderful privilege and a weighty responsibility. To communicate fully the privilege and responsibility of membership at First we ask prospective new members to go through the following 4 steps:

Attend a Prospective New Member Class

Our perspective membership class is offered on various weekends (Friday evening and Saturday morning).

The class is broken up into 4 main categories:

  • Essentials of our Faith
  • Distinctives of Our Faith & Why Join a Church
  • Distinctives of Our Church
  • Membership Responsibilities

Participate in a Prospective Membership Interview

This is an opportunity for one of the elders or staff to get to know you better, hear about your conversion, baptism and walk with Christ, as well as to answer any questions you may have about FBC Durham.

Sign the Church Covenant

New Member candidates will be asked to introduce themselves to the church body at the next New Member Sunday and sign our church covenant.

Receive Congregational Affirmation

New Member candidates will be presented to the congregation at the Members’ Meeting, immediately following New Member Sunday, at which time the congregation will be asked to officially vote to approve the candidates as members of FBC.

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