Joining Batesville Presbyterian Church

Becoming a part of a church is a natural step for people who have committed themselves to follow Jesus as Savior and Lord. Christians need to belong to a community of believers for encouragement, and growth, and service in their life of faith.


You May Request Membership in Our Church:

By Letter of Transfer: We will receive anyone into our membership who is in good and regular standing in any Christian church by Letter of Transfer. Persons wishing to unite by this means will meet with the session.

By Reaffirmation of Faith—Members of denominations that do not grant letters to churches outside their own communion, are asked to reaffirm in the presence of the Session, their faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord and their desire to be a faithful disciple in Christ’s Church.

By Profession of Faith—We also welcome into our fellowship anyone who is willing to acknowledge Jesus Christ as his/her personal Savior and Lord; who believes in God who has revealed Himself as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; who promises through Bible study, prayer, participation in the Lord’s Supper, worship, and the fellowship of believers to endeavor to grow in his/her faith and who will promise to support the church in its worship and work to the best of his/her ability.

Each person joining by Profession of Faith who has not previously been baptized, will be baptized in connection with a regular Sunday worship service. In the Presbyterian Church, it is the responsibility of the Session (the Pastor and Elders) to receive new members. Questions will be asked concerning one’s profession of faith. These questions have to do with the present faith and future purpose of the new members as they unite with Batesville Presbyterian Church as their faith family. New members will be introduced to the congregation at a subsequent worship service.