Making the decision
Jesus Christ accepts all people despite their circumstances. You are never too unworthy to become a Christian. When you believe in Him and allow His teachings and His love to influence you, you will experience a positive transformation in your life.
Baptism is a symbol of your decision to accept Jesus' teachings and His gift of eternal life. You are declaring you accept Jesus died on the cross for your sins. Once baptized, you will become a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
1. What is baptism?
The concept of baptism is not new. Jesus was baptized to show He was making the choice to serve God, His Father. Baptism involves the physical immersion of your body under water. It is a symbol of a new life. Read the Seventh-day Adventist beliefs about baptism. Accepting Jesus as your Saviour does not mean you have immunity from pain and suffering. It does mean you will always have a Friend to help you endure pain and suffering. "For God so loved the world that He gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life" John 3:16, Whether raised as a Seventh-day Adventist, a member of another faith or in a non-religious environment, the steps to becoming a Seventh-day Adventist are all about the same. Being born into a Seventh-day Adventist family doesn't automatically make you an Adventist. Some people have amazing circumstances that lead them to joining the church-others just turn up at the door so they can work it out for themselves. Either way, we believe deciding to follow Jesus is an important decision you must make yourself. You're never too old to become a Seventh-day Adventist. But the decision should be your own, and you must make it thoughtfully, with an understanding of how it will affect your life.
2. What is Profession of Faith?
If you have already been baptized by immersion in another Christian denomination you may become a member of Grand Prairie SDA Church by a simple declaration of your personal faith in Jesus Christ, and your desire to become an active member of Grand Prairie of Seventh-day Adventists. You may begin that process by calling the church office and asking for the Church Clerk. She will help you fill out a church membership application and set up an appointment with our pastor.
3. What is transfer of Letter?
If you hold membership in the Adventist Church in another location and want to establish your membership at the Grand Prairie SDA Church, you may do so by transferring your membership. You may begin that process by filling out a membership card in front of church pews during the hour of worship and placing the card in the offering plates.