Cherrydale Baptist Church
Thursday, March 30, 2017
To love God and people above all else

Baptism and Membership


Following our Lord's command (Matthew 28:19-20), we baptize those who have trusted Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. Baptism provides believers with the opportunity to identify with the death and resurrection of Christ on our behalf (Romans 6:3-4). Every month (the 4th Sunday of each month) we hold baptisms during our morning services. Prior to baptism, candidates need to meet with a pastor (accompanied by their parents in the case of children). Here, the biblical basis for the significance and mode of baptism are explored. This will also be a time to discuss your personal testimony, procedures for the baptismal service and an opportunity for questions, answers and discussion. Please or call 703/525-8210 to schedule an appointment with one of our pastors.
As part of the baptismal service, candidates share their personal testimony of how God brought them to saving faith in Jesus Christ.


Membership at Cherrydale Baptist Church means commitment between you and us. Our commitment is to help you connect with God's people, to teach you how to grow in your faith, to provide opportunities for you to serve others and to equip you to share your faith. Your commitment is to be a fully devoted follower of Christ, to support our vision, statement of faith and core values, to be active in our fellowship and to impact the lives of people in your sphere of influence with the love of Christ.

How Do I Become a Member?

  • Trust Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior
  • Attend Cherrydale Explored
  • Baptism by immersion (if you have not already done so)
  • Receive the Right Hand of Fellowship (You will be presented to the congregation for membership.)