Baptism

For believers to publicly profess their faith.

Baptism FAQ

What is Baptism?

Scripture calls for believers to be baptized by immersion. Water baptism symbolizes Jesus’ death, burial and resurrection. Romans 6:14 If you have not previously been baptized by immersion, we’d like to schedule that with you. Complete the baptism application to begin the process.

If your children are interested in learning more about baptism, contact the Children's Ministry at 770.794.2990 about the Footsteps program.

Requirements for Membership

Members are more than names in a database—they are the core of the church. Becoming a member formally identifies your agreement with the mission, values, and beliefs of Johnson Ferry.

  • Attend Discover Johnson Ferry Membership Class offered twice a quarter. Sunday classes, 8:30-11 a.m. and Wednesday classes, 6-8 p.m.
  • Teens and children attend their own Discover Johnson Ferry Class designed for their age level. Contact Student Ministry at 678.784.5355 or Children's Ministry at 770.794.2990.
  • Complete the Membership Application. Meet the Connection Team in the Dogwood Room (outside the Activities Center) or in the Plaza (outside the Sanctuary) between Sunday services or call for an appointment.

Membership Expectations

  • Matthew 22:36-40

    “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” Jesus replied: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”

  • Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, and mind by:

    • Spending regular time alone with God in personal prayer and Bible study. Joshua 1:7-8; Psalm 1:2; Matt 14:23; Matt 15:29; Mark 1:35; Luke 5:16; Luke 6:12; Acts 2:42; Acts 6:2; Phil 4:6; 1 John 2:24
    • Faithfully attending weekly worship. Acts 2:1-46; Acts 14:27-28; Heb 10:24-25; Rev 4 & 5
    • Faithfully attending weekly Bible study. Is 55:8-11; Acts 2:1; Acts 2:42-46; Acts 14:27-28; 2 Tim 3:16-17; Heb 10:24-25; 2 Peter 1:20-21
    • Committing to obey God’s Word in Scripture through the conviction and interpretation of the Holy Spirit. Psalm 1; Psalm 19; Psalm 119; Matt 7:24; Matt 28:20a; John 8:31-32; John 14:21-27; 1 Cor 2:12-14; Heb 4:12; James 1:22-25; James 2:17; 1 Peter 1:14-16; 1 John 2:20-27
    • Loving God and not money. Being a tither as the basic minimum in faithful giving. Gen 14:8-20; Gen 28:22; Malachi 3:8-11; Matt 6:19-21; Matt 6:24-34; 2 Cor 8:1-7; 2 Cor 9:5-15; 1 Tim 6:10
    • Faithfully serving in ministry. Matt 20:26-28; John 13:1-5; Romans 12:4-8; 1 Cor 12:1-31; Eph 4:11-16; 1 Peter 4:10
  • Love your neighbor as yourself by:

    • Loving one another in the Body of Christ. Matt 19:19; John 13:34-35; John 15:12-14; John 15:17; Romans 12:10; 1 Cor 13:1-13; 1 John 3:11,23; 1 John 4:20-21
    • Being a positive and fruitful witness for Christ (inside and outside the home). Matt 5:14-16; Matt 28:16-20; Acts 1:8; Romans 10:9-15; 1 Cor 7:10-17; 1 Cor 9:19-23; Eph 5:8-9; Eph 5:22; Eph 6:4

Take your next step.

If you’re ready to be baptized, complete the baptism application.

Apply to be Baptized

If you’re ready to become a member of Johnson Ferry, call 770.973.6561.

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