Become a Member

Steps to Becoming a New Member are:

  • Join
    After every Worship 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. 314.
  • 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. Click here to register for a New Members Express Class.

Upcoming New Member Express Classes:
Saturday, October 14
Saturday, November 4
Saturday, December 16
Saturday, January 13
Saturday, February 10
Saturday, March 10
Saturday, April 14
Saturday, May 12
Saturday, June 2

  • Baptism
    If you have not been baptized, you can participate in the sacrament of water Baptism at Rodman. Baptism is done every second Sunday at 9:45 AM. Please contact Gigi Paige at (724) 337-6883 for more information.
  • Right Hand of Fellowship
    After you have completed the steps above you may receive the Right Hand of Fellowship. The Right Hand of Fellowship 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:

  • Bible Study (Word-Up Wednesday) is taught by the Senior Pastor every Wednesday at Noon in the church Sanctuary. R.E.L.A.Y (Rodman Equipping Leaders All- Year Round) Training is held on the first Wednesday of every month at 7:00pm. R.E.L.A.Y. training is for all individuals who hold a leadership position in the church and those who have a desire to be in leadership.
  • Bible Study for children and teens is held every Wednesday at 7:00pm. You may contact Rev. Van Lee, the Minister for children, youth and adults, at 412-363-8082 ext. 303 for more information.
  • Participating in Street Academy Classes is also encouraged. These classes are posted in the church bulletin weekly.
  • You will complete a Spiritual Gifts Assessment in the New Member Express Class. After completing the Spiritual Gifts Assessment, review the ministries that are suggested based on your profile. 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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