Become A Member

Have a Relationship with God
Massillon Baptist Temple is a family of individuals who have put their faith in Jesus Christ alone for eternal salvation. If you have not made the decision to receive Jesus Christ as your personal Saviour, it is the most important decision you can ever make, and we would be excited to personally explain what the Bible says about how you can know for sure you are on your way to Heaven when this life is over. If we can talk to you about this, please contact us today, or you can find out more about this important decisions on our
Salvation page.

Agree with Our Beliefs
Massillon Baptist Temple is a biblical Baptist church united in our love for God and  His Word. You can read about the Bible truths we believe and teach on our
Beliefs page.

Three Ways to Join the MBT Family
Baptism after salvation:
After you have received Christ as your personal Saviour, you may follow Godís simple command of being baptized. Baptism is not necessary for salvation; it is simply a public testimony of your faith. As you follow Christ in baptism you will be added as a member of Massillon Baptist Temple.

Statement of Faith or Letter of Transfer:
If you have already received Christ and have been baptized in a Baptist church whose doctrine is in agreement with Massillon Baptist Temple, you may share you testimony of salvation (with a staff member) and be voted into membership by your statement of faith or transfer of membership from another Baptist church. You may do this by stepping forward and speaking with a staff member during the invitation in any church service.

Statement of Faith by Baptism:
If you have accepted Christ and have not been baptized in a Baptist church of like faith, you will be asked to publicly identify with Christ and Massillon Baptist Temple by being baptized into our membership. This is also true if your mode of baptism was other than immersion, or if the doctrine was different in your previous church. Massillon Baptist Temple is committed to maintaining a doctrinal unity in this day of confusion and doctrinal compromise. If you believe that God has led you to this church, and if you understand that baptism is simply a testimony of your faith, we invite you to identify with Christ and the Massillon Baptist Temple by being baptized as the Lord leads you.

We believe that a church member should:

  • be faithful to church services
  • support the local church with tithes and offerings
  • be committed to Godís Word, the church, the Pastor, and to one another
  • be dedicated to reaching lost people with the Gospel of Jesus Christ

Members are removed from the church roll when they stop attending Massillon Baptist Temple or when they join another church. They may also be removed as a result of willful, intentional, and open sinful behavior that is unbecoming to a Christian and harmful to the church family.