How to Join Rocky Point

For those who want to learn more about Rocky Point, we offer our Discovery Class, which unpacks what we believe and why we do what we do. For those who want to want to join RPBC:

First, we would ask you to share your profession of faith with the elders of our church. Normally this is done by providing the elders a one-page written testimony, including (1) a summary of your life before Jesus, (2) how you came to place faith in Jesus, (3) your understanding of the gospel, (4) how your life has been changed by Jesus, and (5) your baptism story (if you have been baptized) or why you want to be baptized (if not).

Next, after reviewing your testimony, the elders will discuss with you any questions they have for you and give you a chance to ask any questions you have about our church.

Finally, after your discussion with the elders, if you are willing to submit to our Statement of Faith and to make the commitments in our Membership Commitment, then the elders will present you to the congregation, so you can commit yourself to the church, and so the church can commit themselves to you.

Membership Commitment

Having been brought by divine grace to repent and believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and to give up ourselves to him, and having been baptized upon our profession of faith, in the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit, we do now, relying on His gracious aid, solemnly and joyfully commit, that God enabling us:

  • We will submit to the authority of Scripture as the final word on all matters of life and doctrine (1 Timothy 3:14–15; 2 Timothy 3:14–17; 2 Peter 1:3).
  • We will work and pray for the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace (John 17:20-21; Ephesians 4:3; Philippians 2:1-5).
  • We will walk together in brotherly love, exercise an affectionate care and watchfulness over each other, and faithfully admonish, encourage, and help one another as occasion may require (John 13:34–35; 1 Corinthians 12:25; Ephesians 4:32; 1 Thessalonians 5:14; 1 Peter 1:22; 5:8).
  • We will use our words to build up one another and glorify God rather than speaking lies, deceit, slander, or gossip (Matthew 23:33–37; Ephesians 4:29–31).
  • We will not forsake the assembling of ourselves together, nor neglect to pray for ourselves and others (Hebrews 10:24-25; James 5:16).
  • We will endeavor to lead those in our care in the discipline and instruction of the Lord, and by a pure and loving example to seek the salvation of our family and friends (Deuteronomy 6:4–7, Matthew 5:16; Ephesians 6:4; Titus 2:1–6; 1 Peter 2:12; 3:1–2).
  • We will rejoice at each other’s happiness and endeavor with tenderness and sympathy to bear each other’s burdens and sorrows (Romans 12:15; 1 Corinthians 12:26; Galatians 6:2).
  • We will seek to live carefully in the world, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, remembering that we have been buried with Christ in baptism and raised to walk in newness of life (Romans 6:1–4; Ephesians 5:15–21; 1 Peter 2:11–12; 1 John 2:15–17).
  • We will work together to maintain a faithful gospel witness in our worship, ordinances, discipline, and doctrines. We will contribute cheerfully and regularly to the support of the ministry, the expenses of the church, the relief of the poor, and the spread of the gospel to all nations (Matthew 18:15–20; Acts 2:38; Romans 12:13; 1 Corinthians 5:9–13; 11:26; 15:58; 2 Corinthians 8–9; Philippians 1:27; 2 Timothy 4:2).
  • We will openly submit to the loving discipline of the church (Matthew 18:15–20; 1 Corinthians 5:9–13; Hebrews 12:5–11).
  • We will proclaim the gospel in our homes, neighborhoods, and to the ends of the earth in whatever way the Lord enables us (Matthew 28:18–20; 2 Corinthians 5:16–21).
  • We will, when we move from this place, as soon as possible, unite with some other church where we can carry out the spirit of these commitments and the principles of God’s Word (Hebrews 10:24-25).

May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with us all (2 Corinthians 13:14). Amen.