Affiliation with NSMC
As an Anabaptist congregation, North Suburban Mennonite Church practices believer’s baptism. All those who:
- are baptized upon their confession of faith or have affirmed their infant baptism by sincerely confessing their faith through catechism and confirmation;
- regularly worship with the congregation;
- give the firstfruits of income and energy to the work of the church; and,
- state their desire to be affiliated with North Suburban Mennonite Church;
shall be received as an affiliate of the congregation.
Affiliate status is attained:
- at the time of baptism within the congregation upon confession of Christian faith, or
- upon an expression of the desire to affiliate with the congregation accompanied by a sincere confession of Christian faith and previous believer’s baptism, or
- upon an expression of the desire to affiliate with the congregation accompanied by a sincere confession of Christian faith and previous infant baptism followed by catechism and confirmation.