Expectations

All persons regardless of personal beliefs and lifestyle choices or circumstances are welcome to respectfully participate in the worship services and other activities of this church.  All Christians are recognized as being members of the (universal) Church. However,Green Valley Southern Baptist Church has the following (local) church membership requirements and expectations.

Members shall be born-again Christians who have been baptized according to the policies of this church.  Members shall be expected to maintain personal time with God, to nurture the spiritual needs of their family, and to educate their children in Biblical truth.  Members shall be expected to participate in the worship and service ministries of this church unless providentially hindered.  Members shall be expected to contribute cheerfully and regularly through tithes and offerings to support the ministries and the expenses of this church. Members shall be expected to watch over one another in brotherly love,to pray for one another, to aid one another in sickness and distress, and to be slow to take offense and always ready for reconciliation.

Members shall encourage one another to practice the principles of Christian virtue,service, charity, and stewardship. Members shall encourage one another to have a lifestyle that abstains from alcoholic beverages, gambling, tobacco products, drug abuse, gluttony,profanity, pornography, vulgarity, gossip, occult practices, and sexual sins.  Members shall acknowledge the sanctity of human life from conception to natural death and consider marriage to be the uniting of one man and one woman in a covenant commitment for as long as both shall live. Persons who are participating in pre-marital sex, adultery, or homosexual behavior shall be excluded from church membership.