Baptism and Membership
Baptism and Membership
We believe that baptism is an important step of obedience; it's a public declaration of the internal change that has taken place in the life of the person who has decided to follow Christ. The apostle Peter told his hearers in Acts 2:38 “Repent and be baptized, every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ…”
We baptize those who have professed faith in Jesus Christ and have committed to following him. We practice baptism by immersion and normally require candidates to attend a series of classes to ensure they have a proper understanding of the important meaning. If you would like to explore baptism at WEFC, please contact us.
"Why does membership matter? Isn't attending regularly enough?" These are questions we often hear, especially as the world around us increasingly values personal choice, freedom and self-fulfillment.
Becoming a member of WEFC indicates your commitment and accountability to this local body of Christ-followers as we pursue the mission of experiencing Christ Jesus together. You are committing to personal spiritual growth, to supporting this body with your time, talents and resources and to making lifestyle choices that honor God.
Membership is required for those in ministry leadership, those wishing to be part of congregational decision-making, and for those being nominated to the Board of Elders or sub-committees. We encourage all regular attenders of WEFC to consider membership as the next step in their walk of faith.
The process of membership includes attending a membership class, a formal application and written testimony, and finally an interview with the WEFC Board of Elders. Contact us to explore membership!
LIFE groups act as 'mini-churchs' within the WEFC body, providing discipleship and accountability for people at all stages of their walk with Christ. Hebrews 10:24-25 says "And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching." LIFE Groups meet throughout the week for fellowship, prayer, accountability, and studying God’s Word. Read more...
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