partnership at gwathmey

how to become a partner at gwathmey?

Step 1 - Attend Partnership Class

If you are new to Gwathmey, our Partnership Class is where you can learn more about our church and start the partnership process. Sign up for our next Partnership Class starting on Sunday, January 21st following service. 

Step 2 - Partner Interview

The prospective partner meets with an elder/pastor to provide basic biographical information and recount God’s converting work in his or her life. The prospective partner would then sign the statement of faith and church covenant, and the application would go to the elders/pastor.

Step 3 - Elder/Pastor Recommendation

At a regularly scheduled elders’/pastor meeting, the elders/pastor will review the applicant’s testimony. Upon receiving their collective approval, the candidate’s application proceeds to the next step: congregational affirmation.

Step 4 - Congregational Affirmation

During our regular partners' meetings, an elder/pastor briefly describes how the applicants, who are desiring to be admitted to partnership, have come to know the Lord.  Questions are fielded, a vote is taken, and with a majority agreement, candidates are admitted into partnerships.

before you arrive


  • Learn more about being part of our team including our common salvation, our beliefs, our structure, our mission and core values. 

    Partnership Class Booklet

  • Interested in becoming a partner at Gwathmey? Fill out our partnership application to let us know some information about you and your testimony.   

  • After completing the partnership application, we ask that you complete our Church Covenant to indicate that you want to unite with Gwathmey Baptist Church. 


Identification Badge Have questions about our partnership process? Contact Paige DeMarzo