GreaterGMBC | New Member FAQ
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New Member FAQ

New Member FAQ

How do I find out more about the Church’s Ministry programs?  
One of the best ways to learn more about the Ministry is by participating in our New Member Classes (Life Development Institute) which are held every first Sunday at 2:00 p.m. A light meal is provided after the 11:00 a.m. worship service and classes begin promptly thereafter. There are 5 classes offered in our life development institute, they include:








Each class is offered every 1st Sunday September – June. In July and August there is a spcial day and time that the LDI classes is offered. Be on the lookout for offerings in those months.


Are there specific requirements for participating in a Ministry?
A number of our Ministries – such as Couples, Singles, and Seniors – welcome your attendance at their monthly meetings.  Other Ministries, the best example being perhaps the Dance Ministries and some of the Christian education classes have requirements or “procedures” for joining.  Our goal is to “get you involved” so our Ministry programs are designed for inclusion, not exclusion.  We should mention that we urge persons to complete their New Member classes as they walk toward participating in a Ministry.


When do I get the Right Hand of Fellowship?
All those who join the church are eligible to receive the Right Hand of Fellowship.  In the Baptist Church, the Right Hand of Fellowship is a practice intended to welcome a new member into the fellowship of a congregation. It is based on Paul’s letter to the Galatians, chapter 2 verse 9, where Paul says three disciples of Jesus “gave me and Barnabas their right hands of fellowship” bonding them together as members of the new Christian church.  The Right Hand of Fellowship is given during the Communion Worship Service on the 4th Sunday of each month.

When is Baptism?

Baptism is held on Communion Sunday between worship services at approximately 10:45 a.m. To schedule your baptism, and obtain additional information, please call the church office at (410) 675-2430.


Is it possible to speak with the Pastor?
Yes, Dr. Thomas is available to meet with members of the congregation. While the size of our membership makes it difficult for Bishop to interact with each member on a regular basis, should you have a specific need to meet with the Pastor you can contact the church office and Sis. Chanda Thomas will be able to help you.