CHURCH MEMBERSHIP

The word membership in the Christian life means an official and public identification with a particular local assembly of believers.  It is a commitment, a covenant relationship.  This commitment is based upon the love we have for Christ, souls, and for one another. (1 John 4:7-21; 1 John 3:16-18; Galatians 6:2)

Our first responsibility, as we stated earlier, is to love one another as God so loved us.

Secondly, we are to support and participate in worship, prayer, service to others as well as serving in the local church and to be in fellowship.

Thirdly, we have the responsibility to win souls for Christ. We are not to just create a large church, but to have a sincere concern for those that are not saved.

Fourth, we have a personal commitment to live up to the standards of Christian behavior and doctrine.

Fifth, we must know that God has sent us here and that our Pastor is a man of God.

The sixth and final responsibility of the church membership is to regularly support the church through tithes and offerings.  Thus keeping its doors open to continue to do the work of the Lord.

Knowing this, we must accept it when we need rebuking, reproving, and instructing.  The Pastor, as the under shepherd, has been assigned to watch over our sould and make sure we follow the scriptures which are sound doctrine. (1 Timothy 4:6; 1 Timothy 6:3-5; Matthew 18:15-17; Romans 16:17; Galatians 6:1; 2 Thessalonians 3:6, 14-15; Titus 3:10-11)