BECOMING A MEMBER OF THE HARVEY CHURCH OF CHRIST
We are a non-denominational church and have no central headquarters or president. The head of our church is our Savior, Jesus Christ (Ephesians 1:22-23). Each congregation within the Church of Christ is autonomous, but the Word of God unites us under one faith (Ephesians 4:3-6). We follow the teachings of Jesus Christ and His holy apostles.
What must I do to be Saved?
Hear the Gospel (Romans 10:17)
Believe Jesus is the Son of God (Mar 16:16)
Repent of your past sins (Luke 13:3)
Confess Jesus Christ as God’s son (Matthew 10:32)
Be Baptized in water for the remission (washing away) of your sins (Acts 2:38)
Remain Faithful unto death (Revelations 2:10)
Completing these acts means you have become God’s possession and a member of the Kingdom of Jesus Christ (the saved).
Becoming part of the Harvey Church family means your circle has been extended. Gaining new brothers and sisters in Christ means having mentors to guide you in your daily walk, teachers to help you grow spiritually, and church leadership that oversees and helps ensure that our entire congregation is aligned with the church’s core values and mission.
"38 Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit." (Acts 2:28 NIV)
The final step in receiving salvation and being added to the body of Christ is Baptism.
The word “baptize” is taken from the Greek word “baptizo” which means “to immerse”. In addition to the literal meaning of the word, water immersion is practiced because it was the practice of the church in apostolic times and it conforms to the description of baptisms as given by the apostle Paul (Romans 6:3-5) where he speaks of it as a burial and resurrection.
Baptism is for those who have reached the “age of accountability” and who believe and understand the gospel of Jesus Christ.
For those prepared to take this next step, the water is always ready.