It is our firm belief that every Christian should be committed to a local church body, just as each is a member in the universal body of Christ (1 Corinthians 12:12-13). This willingness to identify with Christ and His people was the pattern of the New Testament church.
Consider the following reasons for joining a church:
1. We practice the “one-another” commands such as Hebrews 10:24-25 in the daily context of the local church, “And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.”
Membership allows you to obey God’s Word in practical ways.
2. We exercise our spiritual gifts for mutual edification and the equipping of the church. According to 1 Peter 4:10, “As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace.”
Membership provides training and opportunities for service and also invites others to minister to you.
3. We identify with the church body to whom we are accountable (James 5:16; Matthew 18:15-17) and the church leaders who are charged with our spiritual well-being. “Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they are keeping watch over your souls, as those who will have to give an account. Let them do this with joy and not with groaning, for that would be of no advantage to you” (Hebrews 13:17).
Membership says, “I’m accountable” and “I’m cared for.”
If you are interested in learning more about becoming a member, feel free to contact us at email@example.com.