Definition of church membership in US English:

church membership

noun

  • The fact or status of belonging to the Christian church, or to a particular denomination or congregation. Later also: the body or number of church members.

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Simeon Ashe (d. 1662), Church of England clergyman. From church + membership, after church member.

Pronunciation

church membership

/tʃəːtʃ ˈmɛmbəʃɪp/