We value participation over membership, but membership is becoming part of the Westfield Friends Church Family. We believe church membership has its place and is a benefit to the body of Christ. Rather than just attending regularly, membership is belonging to a spiritual family. Church membership is a commitment to a relationship with one another regardless of our shortcomings. It is a 'we love you and support you' and 'you love us and support us' mindset even when we need to lovingly correct one another as we follow Christ.
What is required to become a member?
YOU MUST BE BORN AGAIN THROUGH FAITH IN CHRIST. Our heart is to see everyone experience new life in Christ. If you like WFC and want to become a member, but have not found forgiveness of sin through Jesus dying on the cross and being raised to life, today can be a new start for you by placing your faith in Him.
YOU MUST AGREE WITH THE STATEMENT OF FAITH. While some individuals may have grown up in a Friends Church, others may be new to church or come from a church structure very different than ours. We want everyone to understand how we operate and make leadership decisions to prevent confusion or frustrations.
YOU NEED TO DEMONSTRATE AN ACTIVE COMMITMENT TO THE CHURCH. This is done in several simple ways such as volunteering and/or regular giving. Membership is a commitment to move from a frequent guest to a part of the congregation.