We are primitive in doctrine but progressive in practice.
New Salem Primitive Baptist Church
"The church that loves God and loves God's people"
"The character of a building depends very much on the materials out of which it is constructed. Church membership is a question of grave importance and should be carefully studied and well understood. The character of the persons who are to constitute the church and hold membership therein is fixed and prescribed by Christ Himself".
CONDITION of MEMBERSHIP
A Regenerated Heart(Ephesians 1:1, 2:1-6; I Peter 2:9)
A Confession of Faith(Psalms 66:16; Romans 10:10)
Reception of Baptism by Immersion(Mark 1:15; John 3:5; Acts 2:41)
A Christian Life (Colossians 3:1-2)
MODES of ADMISSION
By Christian Experience
Here is what is expected of each and every member, as we are bound by the love of Our Lord and Living Savior Jesus Christ.
To protect the unity of the church:
By acting in love toward other members at all times
By refusing to gossip or act on hearsay
By following the church leaders
Romans 14:19, Romans 15:5, Ephesians 4:29, I Peter 1:22
To share the responsibilities of the church By praying for my growth and New Salem’s By inviting others to attend New Salem By warmly welcoming all those who visit Luke 13:23, Romans 15:7, Philippians 1:4-5, Colossians 4:5
To serve the ministry of the church
By discovering my gifts and talents
By being equipped through my studies and by my pastor to serve
By developing a servant's heart
Ephesians 4:11-12, Philippians 2:4-5,7, I Peter 4:10
To support the testimony of the church
By attending church service, church school and bible study faithfully
By living a godly life
By honoring God with my tithe and offerings
Hebrews 10:25, Philippians 1:27, I Corinthians 16:2, Leviticus 27:30