Q: How do I become a member of University Heights Christian Church?
A: Each Sunday persons who want to become members should walk to the front of the church at the end of the service (immediately following the sermon). Those who are already baptized members of Jesus will be asked to repeat what is referred to as the “Great Confession,” based on the apostle Peter’s words from Matt 16:29: “I believe that Jesus is the Christ, the son of the living God.” Those who need to profess their faith and/or be baptized will be immersed by the pastor or another church leader.
Q: Are there any requirements for membership?
A: Anyone wanting to make a commitment to membership must be willing to surrender his or her life to Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. This means: (1) Admitting that all people (including you) have sinned - Romans 3:23. (2) Acknowledging that Jesus Christ is God's only son, that He paid the penalty for your sin by His death on the cross, and that He made it possible for you to have new life through His resurrection - Romans 10:9, Romans 6:23, 2 Corinthians 5:17,21. (3) Totally trusting Jesus Christ by: accepting His free forgiveness, repenting of past and present wrongs, confessing Him before others, being baptized by immersion into Him, and surrendering your abilities, your desires, and your whole life to Him - Acts 2:38, Rom 10:9 & Romans 6.
Q: If I have already received Christ and been baptized by immersion in another church, will I have to be baptized again to be a member of University Heights?
A: No. Some people who become members, however, choose to be baptized again if they feel their first baptism was for the wrong reason, such as an adult who was baptized as a child because a friend or parent pressured them to do so.