Jay Valley Baptist Church

How to Join Our Family

We Believe

As a church that is built on the Bible, we believe in:

 God

We recognize that there is one and only one living and true God, who exists in three persons — Father, Jesus Christ the Son, and the Holy Spirit — but without division of nature, essence, or being. He is an intelligent, spiritual, and personal Being, the Creator, Redeemer, Preserver, and Ruler of the universe. (Deuteronomy 6:4; John 1:1; John 1:14)

Authority of Scripture

We value Bible-centered preaching and teaching as the foundation for all that we do. (2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21)

Worship

We will seek to praise and worship Him passionately—as individuals, as families, and as a local church. (John 4:23-24)

Prayer

We will intentionally seek to set aside specific times for private, family and corporate prayer. (Matthew 6:7; 1 Thessalonians 5:17)

Family

We encourage lifelong commitments to marriage between one man and one woman; we support the ongoing spiritual nurture of the family; and, we are committed to honoring the priority of family time through our ministries and activities. (Matthew 19:5-6; Ephesians 5:22-6:4)

 Fellowship/Community

We will actively pursue personal, family, and staff relationships characterized by integrity, mutual accountability, mutual serving, mutual encouragement, and mutual honoring. (Romans 12:10; 1 John 4:7-11)

 Life Transformation

We will provide opportunities for every believer to develop a Christian worldview and thus engage the culture wherein he lives, works, and interacts. (Ephesians 4:13; Colossians 1:28)

 Every Member Ministry

We will develop lay leaders who will function effectively in their respective roles of service and, in turn, train and mentor other believers for ministry. (Ephesians 4:11-12)

 Personal Evangelism/Missions

We will endeavor to share the message of salvation with all people, regardless of race, ethnicity, or economic status in our local community and throughout the world. (Matthew 28:19-20; 2 Corinthians 5:18-20)

 Stewardship

We encourage every member to adopt a lifestyle of stewardship that recognizes God’s ownership of everything and to practice the biblical principle of tithing (giving at least one-tenth of one’s income) to support the work of the church. (1 Corinthians 4:2; 1 Peter 4:10)

Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.

Philippians 4:6

With good will doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men:

Ephesians 6:7

How To Join – Membership

  1. ADMISSION BY BAPTISM

Any person professing faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, giving evidence of change of heart, and having accepted the faith, aims and ideals of this Church as expressed in the Baptist Faith and Message 2000 and Church Covenant, may be received into membership by baptism, upon recommendation of the Church.

 

  1. ADMISSION BY LETTER

Applicants from other baptist churches holding like faith may be received as members upon presentation of letters of transfer from such churches, and upon acceptance of the faith, aims and ideals of this Church.

 

  1. ADMISSION BY EXPERIENCE

All other applicants for membership may come by personal statement and must satisfy this Church that they have made a public profession of faith and been baptized by immersion in a church of like faith.

JVBC – A community of believers

We are a Bible-believing congregation located on Jay Drive, and we would love to invite you to visit our family. With age group ministries, care ministries, worship, and service opportunities, we have something for every individual. Together, we can transform our world with God’s Word…one life at a time.

What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?

Romans 8:31

Next STeps

We Gather Every Sunday

9:30 am Sunday School

10:30 am Worship Service

5:00 pm Adult Choir Practice

6:00 pm Bible Study