To become a communicant member of Westminster Presbyterian Church requires a personal profession of faith in Jesus Christ as Lord. Elders of the church ask to hear your spiritual history, in a friendly interview. Members must also have been recipients of some Trinitarian baptism either at the time of becoming a member or in the past.
We hold 10-week membership classes in our Adult Sunday Class at 9:30 AM, twice a year. These classes run from the first week of March to the end of May, and again from the first week of September to the end of November. Attendance is required of all would-be members. Click here for more information.
Our youth have a separate membership class beginning in seventh grade during the winter and spring months. The goal of the class is to review what we believe and to discuss practical questions of living as followers of Christ. At the end of the class, students may confess Christ publicly and become members of the church if the elders feel they have given a credible testimony of their personal faith
Sunday morning attendance at our two morning services averages about 1,100 persons. Total membership of Westminster in the year 2015 is above 1,200. We do attempt to oversee our members with active pastoral care for them and their families as needed. Those who move away from the area or become inactive are removed from the roll within two years.
Beyond giving our people compassionate pastoral oversight, Westminster Church does practice formal church discipline when no other means can recall an unrepentant person from their open, scandalous sin.