Thank you for expressing interest in becoming a member of Ward Church.

Why Membership?

At Ward Church we recognize the need for a formal membership. We ask you to commit to membership for four reasons:

A Biblical Reason: Christ is committed to the church.

“…Christ loved the church, and he gave his life for it.” Ephesians 5:25

A Cultural Reason: It is an antidote to our society.

We live in an age where few want to be committed to anything…a job…a marriage…a church. Membership swims against the current of our society’s radical individualism and “consumer religion”. It is an unselfish decision. Commitment always builds character.

A Practical Reason: It defines who can be counted on.

Every team must have a roster. Every school must have an enrollment. Every business has a payroll. Every army has an enlistment. Membership identifies our family.

A Personal Reason: It produces spiritual growth.

The New Testament places major emphasis on the need for Christians to be accountable to each other for spiritual growth. You cannot be accountable when you’re not committed to any specific church family.

Connection Dessert

If you are fairly new to Ward, we would recommend that you attend our Connection Dessert first. This is the best way to learn about Ward Church, what we believe, how to get connected, and discover your next steps in your journey with Christ. To register, visit ward.church/dessert.

Ward has a two-step process for becoming a member:

STEP 1

Attend our Ward DNA class

The DNA class is two weeks in length and is offered on Sunday mornings for one hour. The class revolves around God’s Story, Your Story and the World’s story. Attending this class does not obligate you to become a member.

NEXT DATES:

Ward DNA Class:

October 9 + 16, 2022

REGISTER
Ward DNA Class:

November 6 + 13, 2022

REGISTER

Registrations will open as we get closer to the start dates.

STEP 2

Attend Our Membership Class

This class is held two times a year on a Saturday morning from 8:30-noon. You will meet others joining the church along with staff and key leaders, learn more about essentials of the faith and what it means to be a member. Childcare is available during this class.

NEXT DATES:

November 19, 8:30 a.m. to noon in Chapel Suite 3

Only those who have taken the Ward DNA class can register for membership. If you have taken the Ward DNA class, watch your inbox for a link to register. Or, if you took the DNA class a while ago and now want to become a member, email Pastor of Spiritual Formation Sean Carroll at sean.carroll@ward.church.

Please contact Sean Carroll, our Pastor of Spiritual Formation and Care at sean.carroll@ward.church if you have any questions.