How do I become a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon Church)?
As you learn more about the gospel of Jesus Christ, you may experience feelings of peace, comfort, or happiness. Some have expressed that they feel a familiarity with the truths they are being taught and feel as though they are coming home. You are feeling the influence of the Holy Ghost telling you that what you are learning is true.
If you have a desire to follow Christ’s teachings and obey His commandments, you are first encouraged to participate in a series of discussions that will introduce you to basic principles of His gospel.
Then, when you are ready, you can become a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints by receiving the ordinance of baptism by immersion for the remission of sins by one having authority who after the baptism lays their hands upon your head, confirms you a member of the Church and then pronounces a blessing upon you that you may receive the gift of the Holy Ghost (see Acts 8:18-20).
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repent and be baptized! (Acts 2:38) Show more
You definitely can learn about the Gospel of Christ (Faith, Repentence, Baptism, Receiving the Gift of the Holy Ghost, and Enduring to the End) from the missionaries and then follow the steps to apply these in your life. When you truly live the Gospel of Jesus Christ, you will do this thorugh the proper preisthood authority of God. A natural consequence is becoming a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints! Show more
If you read the Book Of Mormon, pray with a sincere heart, honestly seeking an answer, then you'll get one and I can promise you that you'll not be disappointed and will find true, eternal happiness, not only for you, but for your family and possibly even your friends! Show more
Richard Grant answered...
Go to a church services as a local church and meet the Missionary's Show more
It is a wonderful process, that will mean only as much to you as what you put into it. On a technical note you have to meet with full time missionaries, be taught the Gospel, keep commitments such as attending church and reading your scriptures as well as pass an interview. The interview is to determine if you are ready to take upon yourself such a serious commitment as to live in harmony with the commandments. After that then, if you are found ready you will be baptized by someone with a rightful claim to the priesthood. Then you will have hands laid upon your head and be given a supernal blessing. You will be confirmed a member of the church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Also in the blessing you will be asked to "Receive the Holy Ghost". Receiving the Holy Ghost is where we very much depart from the technical side. The reason for this is your capacity to receive the Holy Ghost and for it to bless your life will depend very heavily on your effort put into getting baptized. If you will strive hard to repent of your sins and come unto Christ then you will notice a change taking place. You will lose all desire for sin. This process is called conversion. If you are truly converted then the Holy Ghost can bless your life without restraint. Show more
In order to become a member one much, first be taught the "basics" of the church, by being taught by their local missionaries and trying to live by what they teach and fulfill the commitments you'll make with them. Then make a baptismal date and be baptized and confirmed a member of the church. Show more
Hmm, on the face of it this is easy. Contact the missionaries, take their lessons, doing everything they ask, and be baptized. In actuality, it is a little more than that. One should only take on the obligation of membership, if one feels that the church is true. One should be willing to commit to the 'Mormon lifestyle.' Such commitment usually only comes about after one has felt the influence of the Holy Ghost (Holy Spirit), which can happen while studying with the missionaries, or more frequently, while praying about their words. This influence is best described as a feeling of peace, love, warmth, joy. Paul talked of this feeling, calling it the fruit of the Spirit, in Galatians chapter 5, verse 22. It is by this feeling that we can come to know the truth of the message of the missionaries, or in fact of all things. When we feel this, we begin to desire to do the things that we have learned about and become willing to be baptized and live the Mormon way. Show more
The LDS church is the same church that Christ established when he was on the earth. We teach all of the principles and truths that he has. As you follow and act on the things that he asks of us, you find a growing sense of peace and happiness. Each step you take in investigating the Church for yourself can help you to grow closer to the Savior. When you feel you are ready to make the promise to God that you will do everything you can to follow Him and stand as a witness of Him, you can follow the example of Jesus Christ and be baptized by someone holding the priesthood- the same priesthood authority that Christ had when he was on the earth. Missionaries who serve in your area can help you to know how you can follow Christ and his teachings. Show more
Be baptized by the proper authority. Contact missionaries for more information! Show more
G. McIntyre answered...
Well, it's easy. And maybe not so easy. I'll try to stumble through an explanation. I think some Christian denominations have quite simple membership requirements: you simply show up. In New Testament times, the pattern for joining the Lord's Church was roughly 1) you first heard the word taught by authorized servants of the Lord; 2) you gained a testimony of the truthfulness of their words; 3) you felt a strong, yet simple, desire to do right by the Lord and accept the Lord's invitation to be baptized, thereby taking upon yourself the name of Christ and promising to always follow him; 4) you receive the Gift of the Holy Ghost (i.e. confirmation). The method of joining the Lord's Church is essentially the same today.1) two authorized servants of the Lord, most typically young, full-time missionaries, meet in your home or with you in a member's home; 2) they have 6 or 7 lessons to share with you, designed to help you understand the Gospel and how it applies to your life, thus enabling you to gain a testimony of the truthfulness of their words; 3) you discover in yourself--with the help of the Holy Ghost--the knowledge that their message is true and a strong desire to do right by the Lord and get baptized by immersion by his authorized servants; 4) you are interviewed by a missionary that did not teach you to ascertain your understanding of the Gospel and to make sure you know what you are doing (don't worry, the interview is easy and there are no harsh lights!) 5) at a baptismal service, in front of your friends and family and whoever else you invite, you are baptized by somebody of your choosing (typically somebody in your future ward or one of the missionaries, but it has to be somebody holding the priesthood); 6) by the laying of of hands, and by the proper priesthood authority, you receive the gift of the Holy Ghost, and you are confirmed a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints--this ordinance typically takes place during the next Sacrament meeting at Church. There, you see: not too terribly easy, but certainly not hard, either! In fact, it's quite fun and exhilarating! I hope you're considering this wonderful move. You'll never regret it! Show more