To find fulfillment in life, every Christian needs to be part of a church family. Paul teaches in 1 Corinthians 12 when a person trusts Jesus Christ for salvation, he or she is made a member of the body of Christ. For a church body to function properly, all its “body parts” need to be present and working. It’s not enough to just attend a church; Christians should be involved in some type of ministry to others, using the spiritual gifts God has given them. In order for Fellowship Olathe to accomplish all that God intends for us to as a church, we need those He sends to be committed family members, willing to share their gifts, abilities, personalities and experiences.
We believe church membership is a necessary and important step for every believer because it represents a statement of commitment to our Lord and Savior and to His church. To help you make an educated decision about membership at FO, we encourage you to attend Discover Fellowship Olathe. This course will help you understand how commitment to the local body of believers at FO will help you fulfill your calling in Christ.
The Membership Process
If you wish to join the family of believers here at Fellowship Olathe, we have a simple 3 step process.
1. Membership Class
2. Membership Conversation
3. Membership Celebration
Discover Fellowship Olathe is our membership class and together we will discover your purpose, FO’s purpose, FO’s practices, and your next steps. If you wish to move forward with membership, we would like to meet with you to discuss your personal testimony and baptism, formulate a next steps action plan, and answer any questions you still have. As such we encourage you to come prepared with your testimony written out. If you have never done this before or would like some fresh ideas for how to do this, visit lenexabaptist.com/sharehopewithone. Finally, committing to a local body of believers is a big decision and the fact that you have chosen to join the FO family is something we want to celebrate. We want to introduce you to your new church family, so we ask you to come forward on a Sunday of your choosing.
If you are ready to begin this journey of discovery, sign up for our next Discover Fellowship Olathe class. We look forward to seeing you there!