What does it mean to be a church member?

In a day when commitment is a rare commodity, it should come as no surprise that church membership is such a low priority to so many believers. Sadly, it is not uncommon for Christians to move from church to church, never committing themselves to a group of fellow believers.

To neglect—or to refuse—to join a church as a formal member, however, reflects a misunderstanding of the believer’s responsibility to the body of Christ. And it also cuts one off from the many blessings and opportunities that flow from this commitment. It is essential for every Christian to understand what church membership is and why it matters.

When an individual is saved, he becomes a member of the body of Christ (1 Cor. 12:13). Because he is united to Christ and the other members of the body in this way, he is therefore qualified to become a member of a local expression of that body.

How do I become a member at Victory?

Membership in the Church of God of Prophecy is based on Biblical principles.

The first step of the process starts with repentance. Repentance is an individual act where a person admits they are a sinner (Romans 3:23), expresses Godly sorrow for sins committed, and acknowledges salvation through Jesus Christ (Romans 10: 9-10).
The second step is taking the church covenant, which is administered by an authorized Church of God of Prophecy minister. You will place your hand on the bible and repeat after Bishop Tim Sloan.
The third step is integration of a new member into the local church. This includes discipleship (Acts 2:42; 2 Peter 3:18) or guiding, mentoring, teaching the new member to be more like Christ. There will be support, mentorship and Biblical teaching.
The church covenant: “Will you sincerely promise in the presence of God and these witnesses that you will accept this Bible as the Word of God, believe and practice its teachings rightly divided—the New Testament as your rule of faith, practice, government, and discipline, and walk in the light to the best of your knowledge and ability?”