How Do I Become a Member?

What Does Membership Mean?

Church members commit to joining a spiritual family who provides encouragement and support. They are called to a higher degree of responsibility, service, and sacrifice. Our pastors and ministry leaders pledge to assist our members with care, counsel, prayer, and teaching. It’s our hope that you will commit to being a member at Man O War.

Four Reasons to Be a Member…

1. It’s Biblical

Christ is committed to the church. “…Christ loved the church, and gave himself up for her.” (Ephesians 5:25 ESV)

2. It’s Countercultural

It is an antidote to our society. We live in an age when people resist being committed to anything – a job, a marriage, our country. Partnership swims against the current of America’s “consumer religion.” It is an unselfish decision.

3. It’s Practical

It defines those upon whom we can depend. Every team must have a roster. Every school must have an enrollment. Every business has a payroll. Every army has an enlistment. Even our country takes a census and requires voter registration. Membership identifies our church family.

4. It’s Healthy

It produces spiritual growth. The Bible gives major emphasis for the need of Christians to be accountable to each other for spiritual growth. You cannot be accountable when you’re not committed to a specific church family.

How Do I Become a Member?

We would love for you to take the next step by joining the Man O War Church family! There are four simple requirements for those who are 15 years old and up to become a member at Man O War:

  1. Request church membership
  2. Trust Christ by faith for salvation; we want you to share your testimony about your salvation experience
  3. Be baptized by immersion
  4. Meet with Pastor Tolle or Pastor MJ prior to joining


If you have questions about membership, please let us know!