Missional Membership Matters

Is God leading you to join The Membership Movement with Southside Baptist Church? This guide will help you begin a process toward missional membership.

Membership Guide Online

A Pastoral Guide to Missional Membership with Southside Baptist Church in Decatur, AL


Membership Guide [ Downloadable PDF Print Version ]

Steps toward Missional Membership


1. Complete the Membership Guide.

Let this be a prayerful process. These questions will guide you to think about important moments in your faith journey. Once completed, contact Southside's church office and ask about a membership meeting with a pastor.


2. Meet with a Pastor.

This meeting creates a wonderful and necessary opportunity for pastoral care. A pastor will meet with you and your family to hear about your walk with Jesus, talk about your faith journey, share about Southside's Membership Movement, and answer any questions you have. This meeting will help your pastor(s) learn how to better shepherd you and your family, and equip you for ministry and mission through the local church!


3. Be Affirmed by the Church

A pastor will recommend you for membership to the church body. At the next Member Meeting, the church will affirm together to welcome you into our fellowship.