Four Reasons for Becoming a Member


  • A Biblical Reason: Jesus loves the church and committed himself to it.

    • “…Christ loved the church, and He gave His life for it.”  Ephesians 5:25

    • “His intent was that now, through the church, the manifold wisdom of God should be made known. . . according to his eternal purpose which he accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord.”  Ephesians 3:10-11

  • A Cultural Reason: It is a unique commitment in our society.

    • We live in an age when few want to commit to anything: marriage, family, friends, company, class, club, or country. This attitude has produced a generation of “church shoppers and hoppers.” 

    • Membership swims against the current of America’s “consumer religion” that switches alliances frequently. Membership encourages loyalty, faithfulness, patience, and character.

  • A Personal Reason: It stimulates spiritual growth.

    • Christians need to support, encourage, and hold each other accountable for spiritual growth. 

    • It’s tough to do this when you’re not committed to a specific church family.

    • “I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.”  Philippians 1:3-6

  • A Practical Reason: It defines who can be counted on.

    • Every team must have a roster. Every school must have an enrollment. Every army has an enlistment. Membership identifies who can be counted on to fulfill our mission. Membership means partnering with us on the journey of life.