The salvation of souls is the vital mission of God's Church. South Park seeks to evangelize the lost in every ministry outlet. From Children's ministry to Youth Group to Adult Bible studies, Sunday mornings or weekdays, on church property or in the community: we know that making disciples begins with reaching the lost with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Church members are professing Christians who, in obedience to Scripture, commit to the teaching, the mission, and the family of South Park. Our members faithfully attend, serve, lead, follow, and give, all for the fame of Jesus and the advancement of His Kingdom. While anyone and everyone are invited to attend our services, members are those who have committed themselves to be "all in" as we work to Make Disciples, Mature Believers and Multiply Missions.
Joining a church can be a little intimidating if you don’t know what to do. Here is some information that we hope will help you through the process:
Transfer of Membership - If you already have biblical assurance of salvation, have been baptized as a believer by immersion, and are coming to our church from another Southern Baptist church, you may join by letter. A letter is simply a note from your previous church that states you were a member in good standing there. In joining this way, we will contact your former church and provide all the paperwork.
Statement of Faith - Sometimes people join our church from other denominations, or they have not been involved in church for some time, or their former church would not have a record of membership. If you are already a Christian and have followed the Lord in believer's baptism, you may join by statement. "By statement" simply means you already have a personal relationship with Christ and have been baptized by immersion.
Baptism - Perhaps you become a new follower of Christ during our worship service, or you've been a Christian for some time but have not followed through with baptism. You can join the fellowship of South Park by following through on this significant step! See the "Baptism" section below for more info.
What is Believer's Baptism?
We believe that baptism is “the immersion of a believer of Jesus Christ in water, in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit." It is an act of obedience based on the believer’s faith in the crucifixion, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Symbolizing the believer’s death to sin, the burial of the old sinful nature, and the resurrection to walk in newness of life in Christ Jesus.