What is Church Membership?
We believe that local church membership consisting of baptized believers is how we identify with the visible church. For more information check out the Membership Covenant and the Church Constitution (Article V).
We are so happy you are interested in pursuing membership at Deer Park Fellowship. Here is how you can begin that process:
1. Email us at "email@example.com" to let us know of your desire to pursue membership. From there, one of our elders will reach out and make themselves available to you.
2. While the officers of our church (elders and deacons) must subscribe to the 1689 London Baptist Confession of Faith, we ask our members to subscribe only to three ancient creeds that summarize the fundamentals of the faith: The Apostle's Creed, The Athanasian Creed, and The Nicene Creed. For more information about the 1689 we encourage you to listen to the sermon series below on "What we Believe" and "How We Function". Listening to those two sermon series will help you understand the theology and philosophy of our church.
3. Let one of our elders (preferably the one who reached out to you) know you're ready to proceed with a meeting to become a member. Come prepared to discuss (a) your testimony (b) your baptism (c) the gospel and (d) any questions regarding the theology and philosophy of the church.
4. Sign our constitution and membership covenant. As members of DPF, we consider our membership covenant and resign it annually together (in January).
What We Believe (The 1689 LBCF)
This sermon series works through various Scriptures that are the theological underpinnings of what we believe. Our leadership subscribes to the historic 1689 London Baptist Confession of Faith. This is the theological ethos you can expect at Deer Park Fellowship.
The 1689 LBCF - Workbook
Includes questions and commentary corresponding to each sermon in the "What We Believe" Sermon Series. This is an aid to help in your understanding.