We are pleased that you have decided to make Alfred Street Baptist Church your new church home! As you begin your journey to becoming a full-fledged member, we trust that each step will enlighten you about our church family. During your new member intake session, you are required to attend one New Member Orientation Class (NMO) before receiving the Right Hand of Fellowship (RHOF), which signifies that you are indeed a bona fide member of Alfred Street.
Below are the current listing of class times and locations:
Adult New Member Orientation – Held every Thursday from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and every Saturday from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in Room 213, unless otherwise noted on the church schedule.
Youth and Children New Member Orientation – Held every Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. (NOTE: Parents are asked to accompany their child to the class. Please contact the instructor to inform him or her when your child will attend.)
After completing the New Member Orientation Class, you will receive detailed instructions regarding the Right Hand of Fellowship 10 days prior to the event.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Tanoa Ashton, Discipleship Coordinator, at 703-683-2222 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once you completed your new member orientation, you will be assigned to a discipleship group where you can grow as a member of Alfred Street Baptist Church.
The ordinance of baptism by immersion is commanded in the Scriptures. All who repent and believe on Christ as Savior and Lord are to be baptized as they are physically able and have opportunity. (Matthew 28:19, 20; Acts 8:26-38). Baptism is an outward sign of an inward spiritual renewal and rebirth. It symbolizes death, burial and resurrection.
Thus, they who are baptized declare to the world that they have died with Christ and that they also have been raised with Him to walk in newness of life.
Baptism at Alfred Street Baptist Church occurs on the Saturday before the first Sunday of the month at the 6pm service.
(I Corinthians 5:17; Acts 10:47–48; Rom. 6:4)
The Right Hand of Fellowship at Alfred Street Baptist Church is extended on the Saturday before the second Sunday of each month at the 6pm service. The pastor, other clergy, and/or official leaders of the church may extend the Right Hand of Fellowship to recent members who have joined; which signifies a person is a full fledged member of the church and has all rights and privileges as a member of the church.The member may vote and hold office in the church, etc.