Become a Member

Steps to Becoming a New Member are:

  1. Join
    After every Sunday service, the pastor extends the invitation to discipleship. This is your opportunity to join the Rodman family. Within a few days, you will hear from your designated lay minister. Your lay minister will act as a liaison between you and the church providing support and information about church events. If you have not heard from a lay minister within a week, please call the Minister of Congregational Care, Rev. Taleeta Canady, at (412) 363-8082 ext. 14.
  2. Complete New Members Express Class
    RSMBC holds a New Member Express class one Saturday a month. The topics covered are: discovering church membership, discovering spiritual maturity, discovering my ministry, and Christian life & service. Upcoming New Member Express Classes are scheduled for: Click here to register for a New Members Express Class.
  3. Baptism
    If you have not been baptized, you can participate in the sacrament of water Baptism at Rodman. Baptism is done every second Sunday of the month at 11:45am. Please contact Gigi Paige at (724) 337-6883 for more information.
  4. Right Hand of Fellowship
    After you have completed the steps above you may receive the Right Hand of Fellowship. The Right Hand of Fellowship is the last step that signifies a person’s commitment to RSMBC and full-fledged membership to the church.

What’s Next?

Now you can get involved in the ministry by:

  1. Attending Word-Up Wednesday (Bible Study), which occurs at Noon in the Sanctuary. Teenagers are able to attend the Teen Bible Study at 7:00pm on Wednesdays. On the first Wednesday of every month R.E.L.A.Y (Rodman Equipping Leaders All- Year Round) Training occurs. R.E.L.A.Y. Training is for individuals who hold a leadership position in the church or have a desire to be in leadership.
  2. Participating in Street Academy Classes. These classes are posted in the weekly church bulletin.
  3. Completing the Spiritual Gifts Assessment. After completing the Spiritual Gifts Assessment, review the ministries that will be best suited for your gifts and talents. Then contact the servant leader for the ministry that you are interested in joining. Click here for a listing of ministries at Rodman Street Missionary Baptist Church.

Join Us

Join us in the Sanctuary at 7:15 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. for our Praise & Worship Celebration. Can’t attend? Watch the worship service live on our website, or download the Livestream app from the App Store or Google Play to watch us on your iPad, iPhone or Android device.

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