The Bible teaches that when we become a Christian, we also become members of "The Body of Christ", which is another way of saying "His Church". We believe that throughout the New Testament there is an implicit encouragement for Christians to commit to a local church - to ‘put down roots’, build friendships and serve God alongside others.
Membership is a way of saying I am committed to this specific local church. We recognise and embrace the truth that all followers of Jesus, together, form the Church with a capital ‘C’! So we will never say that our church is ‘better’ - we are simply distinct / seeking to be true to who God has called us to be.
Membership at Welton speaks of commitment because of shared values, passion, family and a sense of God’s leading us to this particular church for this particular time. It’s saying ‘I love what I’m part of’
. We will never push people into membership - this would in fact be the very opposite of the heart of commitment that is freely given!
If you think membership could be part of your faith journey, get in touch with any of the elders or deacons. We’d love to chat and pray with you - email
us and we’ll get back to you.