New Member Process Overview

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The New Member Process consists of three basic steps:

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1. Confession of Faith

A statement of belief and acceptance of Jesus Christ into your life.

2. New Member Orientation

Four classes covering topics relevant to the Christian walk and church membership.

3. New Members Service

Baptism and the Right Hand of Fellowship. walk and church membership.walk and church membership.

Prospective members have 90 days to complete the membership process.

90 Days

Total time to complete the New Member Orientation is approximately one hour

Prospective members will be notified of their eligibility to participate in the New Members Service and the date of the service once they complete their classes.

The New Member Orientation is offered online or on-site on 2nd and 3rd Sundays at 11:00 a.m. and Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 7:00 p.m.

The “Now that I’m a Christian” class for children 7 to 13 years old is held Sundays at 9:00 a.m.  Please note, the online new member orientation is available to prospective members 13 years and older.

If issues keep you from completing the New Members Process within 90 days, it is important for you to contact the church to avoid being removed from the membership process.  If you have questions or need additional information, please call (732) 828-2009.

Our Core Values

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Worship
Worship is our foremost value.  It is the adoration of God through a lifestyle of reading and hearing the Word of God, singing praises to God, and talking and listening to God through prayer.

Discipleship
In obedience to God’s Word, we are dedicated to making disciples.  The word disciple means learner—one who studies and accepts the teachings of Christ.  Discipleship is evident first in belief and then in our actions.

Pastoral Care
Pastoral Care provides comfort, support, counsel and resources during times of physical, emotional, or spiritual need.  We seek to reflect the compassion of Christ through life’s transitions of sorrow and joy.

Stewardship
Stewardship is the act of being faithful and wise managers of the resources God entrusts to us.  As members, we are encouraged to manage our resources and talents in a manner that is consistent with God’s plan as revealed in God’s Word.

Fellowship
Fellowship is devotion and commitment to a covenant relationship of love, support and accountability between and among the people of God.

Corporate Affiliates

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These affiliates are not-for-profit corporations formed by First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens that assist in the execution of our mission.

CDC Properties, Inc. ~ est. 1995
CDC Properties, Inc. develops and manages affordable housing.

Central Jersey Community Development Corporation ~ est. 1993
Central Jersey Community Development Corporation (CJCDC) addresses the social, educational and economic conditions of the surrounding community of First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens.  Through the Family Resource Center, CJCDC aims to fulfill its motto, “Rebuilding Communities One Family at a Time.”

Harvest of Hope Family Services Network, Inc. ~ est. 1997
Harvest of Hope Family Services Network is a program that trains churches to recruit, train and support families to provide foster and adoptive homes for children in the foster care system.

Renaissance Economic Development Corporation ~ est. 1997
Renaissance Economic Development Corporation (REDC) develops, renovates and manages commercial real estate in the neighborhood surrounding First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens.

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