There are three (3) classes of membership, based on participation and stewardship.
The three (3) classes are: (a) Member in Good Standing (b) Member with Some Standing and (c) Member with No Standing.
A Member in 'Good Standing' shall be defined as a member who participates in church activities and regularly supports the Church financially. As such, this member is entitled to use of the sanctuary for funerals and weddings, access to the church’s graveyard, and a repast for the family in the case of the death of that member.
A Member with 'Some Standing' shall be defined as a member who participates in church activities and contributes a minimum of $380.00 per year in support of the church. This member is only entitled to use of the church sanctuary in the case of the death of that member.
A Member with 'No Standing' shall be defined as a member who has become inactive due to lack of attendance or par-ticipation and one who provides very limited support to the church (i.e. less than $380.00). This member is not entitled to use of the church facilities in case of death; however, at death the family can pay the minimum support of $380.00 and will be able to use the church sanctuary for funeral services and wedding ceremonies. Any other use of other church resources will be charged as we do non-members of Joshua Baptist Church. In the case of death of a member with 'No Standing', the family can only pay up to the 'Some Standing' level.
These designations apply to members 18 years and older.
Termination of Membership:
Members are terminated from the church due to the following:
Members absent for 3 consecutive communion Sundays without communicating with the church may be excluded for neglect.