If you are thinking of converting to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, you may be anxious to get the process started. You may have heard of the Church or know people in the Church and have a desire to learn more and potentially become a member. However, there are several steps that you can and should take before you become a full-fledged member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Get to know some of these steps to take. Then, you can be sure that this is the right religious path for you going forward.
Read Several LDS Books
One of the first steps you should take when it comes to joining the Church of Latter-day Saints (LDS for short) is to read several books by and about the religion. You should read LDS books to get to know the religion that you want to be a part of from the perspective of those in the religious fold.
Start with the Book of Mormon. Familiarize yourself with the book. Take notes in a notebook as you read. Jot down questions in that notebook. Use other LDS books about the Book of Mormon to help you answer those questions. Research, research, research.
You can even read LDS books like fiction books or books about modern-day religious life. All of this will help you to better determine if the Church of Jesus Christ Latter-day Saints is right for you.
Go to Church
Many people have the misconception that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is somehow secretive or that they do not allow outsiders to attend church. This is not the case. Everyone is welcome at Sunday worship services in an LDS church.
If you have a friend or someone you know that is a member of the Church, ask them if you can tag along one Sunday. Because the format of Church services may be unfamiliar to you, it can be good to have someone there that can guide you and help you along the way, as well as answer your questions.
Talk to Missionaries or Bishops
When you think you are ready to join the Church, the next step is to talk to those who work for the Church. Talk to the missionaries or the bishop (the equivalent to a pastor in many ways). They can help you begin the process of joining the Church.
Not only are they great sources of information, but they can help you get your baptism scheduled and begin the process of introducing you to the Church.
Now that you know some of the steps you should take when you are thinking about joining the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, you can begin your spiritual journey as soon as possible.