Paul says in Ephesians 2:8-9 “For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.” Salvation is God’s free gift to us, but we must accept it. We can never make up for our sins by self-improvement and good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offering of forgiveness can anyone be saved from sin’s penalty. When we turn from our self-righteous life and turn to Jesus in faith, we are saved.
Baptism by immersion is the public declaration to the world that Jesus Christ is Lord of your life, and that you have made the commitment to follow Jesus every day. Therefore, baptism is the first step after salvation. Salvation is the saving work of the Gospel, and baptism is the public display of your salvation. If you have never been baptized after salvation, baptism is your next step!
Becoming a member of Flat Rock does not mean you have certain privileges. It actually means you have certain obligations. You are called to give your worship, tithe, time, and talents to your local church. In doing this, you will gain fellowship, community, and a loving family to keep you accountable.
The Bible describes the church like a body – everyone has a part to play in order for the entire body to function the way it was designed. God has designed you to perform specific roles within the local body of believers and we would love to help you find that role.