What is a Watchcare Ministry or Watchcare membership, and is it biblical?

Watchcare ministries that provide connections, welcome visitors, and unify the Body of Christ are biblical. “Behold, how good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell in unity!” (Psalm 133:1, ESV).

A “watchcare” or “watch care” ministry is a program in Victorious Christian Deliverance Ministry that allows believers from other congregations to connect with our ministry without requiring full membership. This program allows others to identify with a church, participating in worship, discipleship, fellowship, evangelism, and service, without transferring membership from their home church. Watchcare membership is designed to provide temporary, conditional, or unofficial association with a local church.

What are the Watchcare Advantages?


Watchcare membership is very suitable for college students, military personnel, and people working a job requiring temporary placement. An out-of-state college student, for example, may want to stay involved in a local congregation while away from home. If he or she receives watchcare membership in a church, they would be allowed to be on a worship team, perhaps, or teach a Sunday school class. The student’s “official” membership would remain with their church back home, but, in the meantime, the he or she could fill a valued position in their interim church. This would also open the opportunity for those under watch care to also become members in the near future.