Becoming a member
Why is membership important?
Church membership is a biblical principle showing the church as an organized unit, and becoming a member is an important step in deepening your commitment to Christ. Scriptural references of church as a family include Romans 12:4,5 (a body of members); John 10:2 (a fold of sheep); and 1 Corinthians 1:2 (a church of saints). It is at church that we develop healthy, wholesome relationships with fellow believers. Membership also provides accountability to the work and support of the ministry for God’s Kingdom. Jesus’ commitment to His church (the body of believers) includes calling committed pastors to watch for our souls (Heb. 13:17), so it is important for us to be committed to an assembly where we can be guided, nurtured, loved, and taught.
I’m ready to join! What’s the first step?
The first step is to contact the pastoral offices to let them know of your interest. They will schedule you for an orientation and guide you through the rest of the process.
After your orientation, you will be enrolled in the membership classes that are designed to help you become acclimated to your new church family. The classes will also help you discover your spiritual gifts based on your natural talents and passions and help you find your place in ministry.
How will I get to know everyone?
Relaxing and information fellowship events are hosted throughout the year that will help you become more acquainted with staff, ministry leaders, and other members.
Is there a formal acceptance of new members?
Yes, you will be welcomed into the Word of Life family through the Right Hand of Fellowship where you will be warmly received by your new family!