join the family

We're so glad you're interested in joining our East Side family. It's an important step as a believer to commit to a local church body. 

We believe church membership is important for every believer because through it, we establish a lifestyle of Christian fellowship, accountability, and spiritual growth. 

All those desiring to join East Side are asked to attend Discover East Side.

Discover East Side is a 90-minute class led by Emily Clark, our Director of Connections. This informative class covers who we are as a church body, where we have come from and where we are headed, and the many ways you can get connected. 

This is the first step in church membership at East Side and takes place every 4th Sunday in the Fellowship Hall immediately after the 10:30am service. Lunch is provided.

Please contact Emily Clark to sign up.

How do we receive new members at East Side?

By Profession of Faith in Christ and Baptism

This simply means you have received Jesus Christ as your personal Savior and Lord, and have been baptized as a symbol of your faith.

By Transfer of Church Letter

If you are coming from a Baptist church, are a follower of Christ, and have been baptized, we welcome you as a member.

By Statement of Faith in Jesus Christ

This just means you are coming from another Christian denomination, share our statement of faith, are a follower of Christ, and have been baptized.


We believe baptism is an important step of obedience for every person who has made Jesus Lord and Savior of their lives. Salvation and baptism are not the same thing. Salvation occurs when a person places their complete faith in the death and resurrection of Christ as the sufficient payment for sin. Just like a bride and groom show their love for one another by wearing wedding bands, your baptism is an opportunity to show others that you belong to Jesus and will follow Him all the days of your life. It symbolizes what took place in your heart when you were saved. We immerse at East Side because we believe scripture shows that Jesus modeled that for us as the way to publicly acknowledge our faith in Him.