New to East Cooper Baptist?
We are excited about what God is doing here at ECBC. If you're considering joining, but still have some questions, our Next Steps Luncheon is for you! This is a time to learn more about the church, the benefits of being part Community Groups, Sunday Morning Bible Class and becoming an active member. Join our pastors, and their wives, along with our staff for a free lunch and see what God has in store for you.
Become a Member
Membership is a personal choice – a choice to enter into an extended family relationship with other believers in Jesus. We say “family” because we are committed to each other and because we share a common identity and a common goal. Like family, we desire to be part of your journey.
Once a quarter, we offer a class led by Buster Brown and Craig Harris. By coming you will learn more about what we believe as a church, ways that you can be more involved and how you can become a member of ECBC. It's a great way to get to know other people! Childcare is available.
After completing the New Members Class:
Baptism is for the individual who has received the saving benefits of Christ's atoning work and become His disciple. In obedience to Christ's command and as a testimony of faith, a believer should be baptized in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
We believe that baptism is only for believers, not because we are Baptists, but because we believe that the meaning of baptism, as well as the clear pattern of Scripture, requires it. We believe that baptism by immersion is the only mode that underscores and clearly represents the meaning of baptism (identification with Christ). This desire for obedience to the Word of God compels us to make it a requirement for membership in our church. If you are interested in being baptized, please register for a baptism date. An ECBC pastor will then contact you to schedule an interview approximately a couple of weeks prior to your baptism date.