Joining a church is the action whereby a person becomes a part of the local church. It is
necessary for the following reasons: Christ founded the church in (Matthew 16:18) for
our benefit and for His glory. He is the head of the church (Colossians 1:18), and we are
His body (Ephesians 5:30).

The pattern of the New Testament requires it (Acts 2:41, 47). The book of Acts states
several times that people were added to the church.  The business of the church cannot
operate without it (Acts 6:1-5). Our church is congregational ruled and thus, the
pastor  makes the major decision of the ministry. To have a membership role is vital
to ensure the purity of the church.

The discipline of the church rests upon it (Matthew 18:17). A good church will follow the
Biblical pattern of discipline of the Lord. Without a formal membership role, discipline
can become arbitrary or not practiced.  What are the requirements for membership?

You must be saved (Romans 3). Every member of The Anointed Church must have an
experienced salvation by repenting of their sins and trusting in the death, burial, and
resurrection of Jesus Christ alone for forgiveness of sins. Your lifestyle should give
evidence to this new life in Christ.

You must be baptized (Matthew 28:18-20). Every member of The Anointed Church must
give a public testimony of their faith in Christ by being immersed in water in a public

You must agree with the Statement of Faith, philosophy, and direction of the church in
(Amos 3:3). We realize that there are many churches in our community. We endeavor
to be straightforward with our beliefs and our direction. Therefore, we expect members,
upon joining, to agree to support the philosophy, direction, and leadership of the
ministry. Necessary,  steps toward membership is to present yourself a publicly by
coming forward at the invitation in the Sunday morning service.
The Anointed Church 1652 Dorchester Avenue Dorchester ,  MA   02122