Becoming LDS or Becoming a Mormon

So you may be asking one of these questions:

  • What do I need to do to learn more about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?
  • What happens in the process of joining the LDS Church?
  • Or how do I become a member?
Below I have created a list of some steps you may take along the way. If you have any additional questions please feel free to leave a comment or send me an email and I would be happy to answer your questions or to direct you to what you are looking for.

One of the best resources in learning more, having your questions answered, and/or being baptized as a member of the Church is to:

Talk to the missionaries.
They will answer any questions you may have about the Church and walk you through everything you need to do to become a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints if you so choose. But don't worry, by talking to the missionaries it doesn't mean that you have already decided to become a member, it is just the best step to learn our basic doctrines and to gain a testimony for yourself as you feel of the Spirit while they teach you. You can contact the missionaries at these links:

If you would like to talk to the missionaries in person you can leave your contact information HERE or if you'd like to talk to them online you can do so HERE.

Here is a short video that will show you a little bit more about the missionaries:

Attend a Sunday worship service.
If you choose to meet with the missionaries they will invite and encourage you to attend a church service.  However, you are welcome to visit our meetings at anytime. You can find your nearest LDS church at the link below. Visitors are always welcome.

If you are a little nervous or simply curious about what happens at one of our meetings you may enjoy watching this short video which explains the basics of how our meetings go:

After attending a service if you would like to learn more or contact your local missionaries you can talk to the leader of the congregation called the Bishop or one of his counselors. These are the men that are sitting on the stand who conduct the meeting.

You may feel that what you are learning about is true and desire to be baptized.
As you go through the process of meeting with the missionaries you may gain a testimony of your own and your faith may grow.  As the Holy Ghost teaches you, you may have a desire to make changes in your life and may begin to repent of past or current wrong doings.  If you gain a testimony of your own and repent of any necessary wrong doings you may desire to be baptized as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 

If you are in the process of studying and learning about the LDS church on your own and are not ready to meet with the missionaries yet you may find these sites helpful in answering your questions and/or clarifying our beliefs and doctrines:

Basic Mormon Beliefs - This is one of the best sites to answer your questions.  It is filled with profiles of members of the Church and their thoughts and testimonies. 

True to the Faith - This online book is a reference that covers all of the basic doctrines and principles of the LDS church.
Request Free Media - This includes booklets, videos, as well as the Bible and the Book of Mormon.

Jesus Christ - On this site you will read more about our belief in Jesus Christ, His role in our lives, and will discover for yourself that we are Christians.
Joseph Smith - At this link you can learn more about the Prophet Joseph Smith and his role in the gospel.

Temples - Here you will learn about the purpose of temples and receive answers to questions that you might have.

Lastly, here is another short film that will clear up some common myths:

My testimony:
I know that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the true church. I know that it is Christ's church restored to the earth in our day by the Prophet Joseph Smith. I know that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God and that he saw our Heavenly Father and our Savior Jesus Christ. I have a testimony that God answers our prayers, that He loves us, and that He sent His Son to die for us.  I bear testimony that our Savior is our perfect example, that He did perform the atonement for us, and that through Him we all may be able to return to live with our Father in Heaven again. I am so grateful to have the Book of Mormon so that I can continually feast upon the Word of God. I know that this book is true and can give us direction in our lives. I am grateful for all scripture, including the Bible and the words of our living prophets and apostles. I know that our modern-day prophet, Thomas S. Monson, is a true prophet of God who leads and guides us in these days. I am so grateful that I have been able to grow in this knowledge through the guidance and assurance of the Holy Ghost. What a wonderful blessing it is to be a member of the church. My hope and prayer is that all might have the opportunity to gain this knowledge for themselves.

If you have any other questions that this post and/or these links do not answer feel free to email me at or leave a comment on this post. I would be happy to help in any way I can. I hope this post helps a little.