Why Should I BECOME a Church Member?
We ask people to commit to membership for four reasons:
1. A Biblical Reason: Christ is Committed to the Church
“…Christ loved the church, and he gave his life for it.” Ephesians 5:25
If we want to follow Christ we should also be committed to the church.
2. A Cultural Reason: It is an Antidote to our Society
We live in an age where very few want to be committed to anything…a job…a marriage…our country. This attitude has even produced a generation of “church shoppers and hoppers.”
Membership swims against the current of America’s “consumer religion” and encourages people to become contributors. It is an unselfish decision that demonstrates our love for others. Commitment always builds character.
3.A Practical Reason: It Defines Who Can Be Counted On
Every team must have a roster. Every school must have an enrollment. Every business has a payroll. Every army has an enlistment. Even our country takes a census and requires voter registration. Membership identifies our family.
4. A Personal Reason: It Produces Spiritual Growth
The New Testament places a major emphasis on the need for Christians to be accountable to each other for spiritual growth. You are more likely to be unaccountable when you’re not committed to any specific church family. Living outside of accountability is a dangerous place to be.
The Bottom Line: Membership Involves a COMMITMENT or a PARTNERSHIP!
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