What is Membership?
Membership is a process and status that reflects a person’s commitment to grow with a community of believers. We believe that every Christian should become a “member” of a local faith community. In 1 Corinthians 12:27, we can read “Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it.” The picture that the Apostle Paul presented in his letter to the Corinthian local churches was that the local church was much like a person’s physical body. There are many members to our bodies and they all serve a purpose. The members of our bodies belong to one another and support one another. This is the same type of connectedness that is desired among members of a local church. By becoming a member, the person is basically saying that they are on board with that faith community’s vision, mission, and mutual accountability. In fact, the New Testament’s teaching about church government, discipline, and support would be meaningless if there was not some type of defined commitment to a body of believers. We have provided two great posts on Church Membership:
A two-week class that provides information about the vision and mission of Grace. Learn more about how our church is governed, our budget, the various ministries, and many other aspects of our faith community.
This class is required in order to become a member of Grace.
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