Ranch Drive Baptist Church
2985 South Ranch Drive ~ P.O. Box 1385
Ponca City, OK 74602-1385

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Our Invitation
We invite you to become a vital part of the fellowship of Ranch Drive Baptist Church. During the invitation, you are invited to come to the front where the pastor is waiting to welcome you. If you are impressed by God's Spirit to unite with us, you can do so in one of the following ways:

By Baptism
It may be that you now accept Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior. We are excited for you! Let us share in your joy and talk with you about it. You may follow the Lord's command and join this church by publicly professing Christ and being baptized into our fellowship.

It may be that you have placed your faith in Christ some time in the past and have been a member of a church of another denomination. If God is now leading you to join this church, you may do so by reaffirming your faith in Christ and being baptized into our fellowship. People joining our church from another denomination will be received as candidates for baptism on the basis of their profession of faith. This does not minimize any baptism you have experienced. If your beliefs are the same as ours we welcome you to join our church as a candidate for baptism.

By Letter
It may be that you have already personally accepted Christ and are a member of another Baptist church. If you feel led to join this church, come during the time of invitation and join our fellowship by letter. We will simply write your former church, and they will send us your letter of membership.

By Statement
It may be that you have been a member of another Baptist church, but for some reason your letter of membership is not available from that church. We gladly invite you to join on your statement of having personally accepted Christ and having been baptized in another Baptist church.

If you are still uncertain about your situation or about God's will in your life, please let us talk with you. You may either come during the time of invitation or arrange for a special meeting with the pastor. We want to help you.

Adopted May 5, 2021
By action of Ranch Drive Baptist Church

Having been led, as we believe, by the Spirit of God, to receive the Lord Jesus Christ as our Savior, and on the profession of our faith, having been baptized in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, we do now in the presence of God, angels, and this assembly, most solemnly and joyfully enter into covenant with one another, as one body in Christ.

We engage therefore, by the aid of the Holy Spirit, to walk together in Christian love; to strive for the advancement of this church, in knowledge, holiness, and comfort; to promote its prosperity and spirituality; to sustain its worship, ordinances, discipline, and doctrines; to contribute cheerfully and regularly to the support of the ministry, the expenses of the church, the relief of the poor, and the spread of the gospel through all nations.

We also engage to maintain family and secret devotion; to religiously educate our children; to seek the salvation of our kindred and acquaintances; to walk circumspectly in the world; to be just in our dealings, faithful in our engagements, and exemplary in our deportment; to avoid all tattling, backbiting, and excessive anger; and to be zealous in our efforts to advance the kingdom of our Savior.

We further engage to watch over one another in brotherly love; to remember each other in prayer; to aid each other in sickness and distress; to cultivate Christian sympathy in feeling and courtesy in speech; to be slow to take offence, but always ready for reconciliation, and mindful of the rules of our Savior to secure it without delay.

We moreover engage that when we remove from this place, we will as soon as possible unite with some other church, where we can carry out the spirit of this covenant and the principles of God's word.