Why Church Membership is Important
Scripture instructs believers to not to neglect to meet together, –as some customarily do– but encouraging one another, and doing this all the more since you can see the day of Christ approaching. (Hebrews 10:24-25). True Holiness Walnut Hills believe that membership is a statement of commitment to the church ministry and its people, as well as a sign of your desire to be a dedicated disciple of Christ. Through church membership the body is enhanced. Know that you, along with other people, have made a formal commitment to each other. An article in Christianity Today magazine explains why church membership is necessary. Click here to read entire article. An excerpt of that article is as follows:
Why then do we have membership? Because regardless of how the culture sees it or Christians misunderstand it, membership is not simply an opportunity to say, I’m a part of a club, but rather a scriptural expression of covenant connectedness to a church.
God makes us a part of his larger family when we are born again. But then we should covenant in a local body and live in community with them, agreeing to live by certain established godly principles and standards.
Membership doesn’t save us. But it enables us to grow and become spiritually mature in Christ. Not only should we be members of the body, each of us should also be able to express the value of membership in a congregation. Hopefully, then people will stop squirming when we bring up the topic, but instead passionately embrace the biblical nature of church membership.