Why Formal Membership in a Church?

Jan 14, 2023
Church Governance


Thank you for visiting It Is Well Living Church's webpage on formal membership in a church. In this article, we will explore the significance of formal membership and why it is vital for individuals seeking to strengthen their faith and be part of a vibrant community of believers.

What is Formal Membership?

Formal membership in a church refers to the process of officially joining and becoming a recognized member of a particular religious community. It involves making a commitment to the beliefs, values, and mission of that specific church, and actively participating in its activities and services.

The Benefits of Formal Church Membership

1. Sense of Belonging

By becoming a formal member of It Is Well Living Church, you become part of a close-knit community that offers support, encouragement, and genuine fellowship. You no longer feel like a casual visitor but an integral part of a family united by faith.

2. Accountability and Spiritual Growth

Formal membership provides a framework for accountability and helps in nurturing spiritual growth. In a church community, leaders and fellow members actively support one another, providing guidance, mentorship, and opportunities for personal and spiritual development. By committing to formal membership, you open yourself to receiving and giving valuable support.

3. Active Engagement

Formal membership encourages active engagement in church activities and ministries. It provides opportunities to serve, contribute, and make a meaningful impact on the church and the broader community. Through involvement, you can discover and utilize your talents and gifts for the greater good.

4. Connection and Support

By joining a church as a formal member, you gain access to a network of individuals who share your beliefs, values, and experiences. This community becomes a source of strength, encouragement, and support during both joyful and challenging times. The relationships formed within the church community often become lifelong connections built on shared faith.

5. Stewardship

Formal membership in a church calls for responsible stewardship of the resources that God has entrusted to us. It involves the joyful giving of time, talent, and financial resources to support the church's mission, outreach programs, and initiatives. Through stewardship, members actively participate in advancing God's work on earth.

Formal Membership Process at It Is Well Living Church

Joining It Is Well Living Church as a formal member is a straightforward and meaningful process. First, we encourage you to attend our services and participate in church activities to familiarize yourself with our community and our beliefs. Following this, you can take the following steps:

  1. Connect with a Pastor or Church Leader: Reach out to one of our pastors or church leaders to express your interest in formal membership. They will guide you through the process, answer any questions you may have, and provide necessary information.
  2. Attending Membership Classes: It Is Well Living Church offers membership classes that cover essential teachings, values, and practices of the church. These classes help you deepen your understanding of our community and faith.
  3. Declaration of Faith: During the membership process, you will have the opportunity to declare your faith and commitment to the church's beliefs and values, signifying your readiness to become a formal member.
  4. Formal Recognition: Once you have completed the membership process, It Is Well Living Church formally recognizes you as a member, welcoming you into our church family with open arms and celebrating your commitment.


Formal membership in a church like It Is Well Living Church is an enriching experience that offers a multitude of benefits. It provides a sense of belonging, fosters spiritual growth, encourages active engagement, and offers connection and support. By formally committing to a church community, you open yourself up to a world of opportunities for personal and faith development.

If you are considering formal membership, we invite you to join It Is Well Living Church and embark on a rewarding journey of faith, fellowship, and service. Our doors are always open, and we look forward to welcoming you with open arms.

Wesley Drummond
Informative and helpful.
Oct 9, 2023