Membership

Thank you for your interest in membership at Word of Life. We exist for the purpose of “leading individuals to become faithful and effective followers of Jesus Christ.” We fulfill this purpose by living out our core values, which can be summarized as a life that is:  connected. committed. contagious.

Ultimately our hope is that we create a disciple-making environment, which results in life-change.  Of course life-change is a journey, one that is clearly the scriptural based responsibility of individuals.  We are excited to assist you in that discovery process.  To apply for membership we require that your journey has already led you to …

1…make a decision to have Jesus Christ be the Lord and leader of your life.

2…complete our “Foundations of Faith” small group study (which takes place on Wednesday nights at 7pm at Word of Life for 12 weeks).  This class is cyclical, which permits anyone to “jump in” at any point throughout.

  • This is necessary for anyone that is not familiar with what it means to be Pentecostal or desires any clarity on the 16 Fundamental Truths (which are our doctrinal beliefs… icon-arrow-circle-right Click here to read them online [abbreviated version] or  icon-download Click here to download a pdf [full version]).

3…be water baptized by immersion.

  • If you have not been water baptized (by immersion) you can fill out a blue water baptism form and return it to the information center or sign up online icon-arrow-circle-right here.

4…be in regular attendance at Word of Life for at least six consecutive months.

  • Although not required for membership we encourage you to consider being spiritually coached. Find out more icon-arrow-circle-right here.

If you find yourself at this point in your journey, we welcome you to fill out the digital application for membership.  The pastoral staff and the elders will review your application.  Upon approval, you will be invited to our next membership class.  We believe that membership is synonymous with service.  This means that we are committed to assisting members in the discovery of their spiritual gifts, personality type, and passions.  Following that process we will schedule a “First Serve” opportunity for you and assist you in discovering where you fit in this body.

If you would like to fill out a physical copy of the application you can request one from the Information Center and turn it into the Executive Pastor’s box in the Information Center, which is located in the Atrium.  We require applications to be submitted a minimum of two weeks prior to the next scheduled membership class.  Following the review of your application, we will be in contact.

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