Why should I become a member of Westminster Chapel?
You are signing an agreement with other members of the church and leadership before God. Being a member of a church creates a strong community and corporate identity in Jesus. By simply signing your name to a statement of commitment, you are joining a larger team. Our hope is to raise the overall ownership, commitment, excitement, and understanding of the Westminster Chapel church family.
What are the benefits of being a member?
Church membership is an opportunity for believers to walk through life together. It is a commitment to worship and minister together as a body of believers. This includes mutual accountability, care for each other and church unity. Members of Westminster Chapel have access to corporate expressions of our faith.
What is required of a member?
A member must be a believer in Jesus and sign and support our membership agreement. We desire to extend membership to all believers 12 years of age or older who have accepted Jesus as their Lord and Savior.
Do I need to pay for membership?
No. We hope members will desire to support Westminster Chapel ministries with their tithes and offerings.
How do I become a member?
Simply read, sign, and support the membership agreement.
What if I want to be a member but my spouse doesn’t?
Each individual makes the membership decision for themselves. We encourage couples and families to discuss this commitment before signing.
What if I change my mind or decide to leave Westminster Chapel?
We hope you will make Westminster Chapel your church home, however, you can discontinue your membership at any time.
What if I have more questions? Can I talk to someone?
If you have questions, contact Pastor Matt Conrad at firstname.lastname@example.org. He would be happy to address any questions, help you learn more about Westminster, and examine more about what membership entails.
Do I have to agree with everything on the Westminster Statement of Faith/Doctrine?
Yes, while we have an open door to all people exploring their faith, we ask members to agree to the statement of faith/doctrine.
Will I need to re-sign in the future?
No, we believe membership is ongoing and lasts as long as you call Westminster Chapel your church home.
We believe in the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments as being verbally inspired by God and completely inerrant in the original writings and of supreme and final authority in faith and life.
We believe in one God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
We believe that Jesus Christ was begotten by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary, and is true God and true man.
We believe that man was created in the image of God; that he sinned, and thereby incurred not only physical death, but also spiritual death which is separation from God; and that all human beings are born with a sinful nature, and, in the case of those who reach moral responsibility, become sinners in thought, word, and deed.
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, as a representative and substitutionary sacrifice; and that all who believe in Him are justified on the ground of His shed blood.
We believe in the resurrection of the crucified body of our Lord, in His ascension into Heaven, and His present life for us as High Priest and Advocate.
We believe in “that blessed hope,” the personal, premillennial, and imminent return of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
We believe that all who receive by faith the Lord Jesus Christ are born of the Holy Spirit and thereby become children of God, a relationship in which they are eternally secure.
We believe that all who are born of the Holy Spirit belong to the one true Church, the Body of Christ.
We believe in the bodily resurrection of the just and of the unjust, the everlasting blessedness of the saved, and the everlasting conscious punishment of the lost.
We believe that God created men and women equal and unique. Both are co- heirs in the grace and forgiveness of God with access by grace through faith to all the gifts God has given through His Son. We believe that God created the unique covenant of marriage as a life-long commitment between one man and one woman.
We believe that God established local authority in the form of godly and qualified elders. The church functions best when the members exist under the authority of biblical eldership.