How to Become A Member

After you have made the decision to join the fellowship of Rising Star Baptist Church you will meet with Pastor Upshaw. After your initial meeting with Pastor Upshaw you will be given a schedule for your New Member Connection Orientation Sessions which consist of 6 sessions held every Sunday (excluding the 4th Sunday) from 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. in the Connections Classroom. You must complete all 6 sessions in their entirety to be considered a member of the Rising Star Baptist Church. It is important that you are on time for each class. If you are more than 10 minutes late to a session, you will not be allowed to enter the classroom and must reschedule for that session.
Sessions consist of:
  • Star 1201 – What is means to be a church member.
  • Star 1202 – What is a church?
  • Star 1203 – God’s plan of salvation and What it means to be saved.
  • Star 1204 – The ordinances of the church.
  • Star 1205 – God’s financial plan for the church.
  • Star 1206 – What is my gift and How do I use it? The Gift inventory process.
Once you complete all 6 sessions you will be presented with your certificate of membership during morning worship.

Everyone is invited to full participation in all programs and activities at Rising Star prior to formally joining the church; however, you will not be able to participate in any ministry activities (i.e. gospel choir, ushers, nursery, etc.) until you have successfully completed the new member connection orientation process.

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