What is Church Membership/Partnership?

How do I become a member/partner
of West Lynchburg?     
  • Read the West Lynchburg Information & Member/Partner Application. This document outlines the Statement of Faith, Mission, Model, Message, Method, Vision, and Values, and Covenant. Download the information
  • Fill-out an application for membership. Each adult must complete their own membership application. Children under 16 years of age are under the authority of their parents and are not required to apply for membership. Download the application
  • Arrange to meet with the Pastor by
      • calling the church @ 434-845-4600 or
      • emailing the church office@wlbc.org
      • This is a time for our leadership to get to know you and to answer any questions that you may have. 
  • This membership process is completed by an announcement and introduction to the congregation in a church worship service.
Why should I become a member of a church?
  •  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 submitting themselves to the care of elders nor 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. 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. Download the article