Thursday, October 1, 2009

Why Membership Still Matters

I want to point everyone to an important article regarding church membership. There is a growing trend in modern Evangelicalism to consider this issue as unimportant. Baptist are known for emphasizing church membership, and yet in recent years have themselves lost the importance of this issue. Kevin Deyound, author of the book, Why We're Not Emergent: By Two Guys Who Should Be, offers a number of reasons why church membership still matters.

1. In joining a church you make visible your commitment to Christ and his people.

2. Making a commitment makes a powerful statement in a low-commitment culture.

3. We can be overly independent.

4. Church membership keeps us accountable.

5. Joining the church will help your pastor and elders be more faithful shepherds.

6. Joining the church gives you an opportunity to make promises.

This is a good list of reasons why membership matters. But in the end, I hope we take this issue more seriously and consider what the Bible says about the issue.

For More:
Why Membership Matters

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