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