Membership Discovery Class

By our very nature, we were designed to live in community with the people of God. At our Membership Discovery class, we want to show you what we believe and where God is leading us as we journey together.

Membership Discovery meets once a month on Sunday mornings at 10:00 AM in The Dwelling.

Upcoming dates for 2021:


“Should I join Tallowood?”

“Is this where God is leading me to invest my life?”

We’re delighted that you’re seeking membership at Tallowood. As believers in Christ, we were created to live in community together, and we look forward to welcoming you into the family of faith and growing together as we seek to accomplish God’s purposes here in Houston and around the world. To seek membership with Tallowood, it’s important to meet three key criteria:

  1. Be a believer in Jesus Christ as your only Savior. The most important step in any person’s faith journey is accepting Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord of your life.
  2. Baptism by Immersion. Once you have committed your life to Christ, baptism by immersion is a symbol of your faith and commitment.
  3. Attend a Membership Discovery class. At Tallowood, we recognize that people come from different faith backgrounds, cultures, and experiences. At our Membership Discovery class, we’ll spend time talking about Tallowood’s vision and mission, as well as our basic beliefs. Led by our staff, you’ll understand more about what God is doing among us and how you can join in His work. Classes are held monthly and are required for all looking to unite with Tallowood.

Considering the above criteria, you may join Tallowood in the following ways:

  • By Profession of Faith and Request for Baptism: Professing faith in Jesus Christ as your personal Savior and Lord. After making your profession, you will be baptized by immersion as a symbol of your commitment.
  • By Statement of Faith and Request for Baptism: If you’ve already trusted Christ as your Savior but have not yet been baptized, you can join by requesting baptism by immersion.
  • By Statement of Faith: If you are already a Christian and have been scripturally baptized by immersion, you can unite with Tallowood.
  • By Transfer of Membership: You can transfer your membership from another Baptist church.