Why Is Church Membership Important?

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Why is church membership important? What’s so important about Christians formally joining a church?

The short answer is: If you are a Christian, you are designed for a committed relationship with a church family. When you join a church, it helps you obey Jesus’s commands by enabling you to build deep relationships with other Christians. You’ll join a protective fellowship, helping your brothers and sisters stand against the forces that pull us away from Christ. You’ll also find your place in God’s great building project of the church and experience the Holy Spirit’s work in and through you. 

To lay it out plainly, there are six reasons why church membership is important:

  1. it helps you obey what’s in the Bible
  2. it enables authentic relationships
  3. it protects you from drifting away from Christ
  4. it empowers pastoral ministry
  5. it facilitates church growth
  6. it employs the Holy Spirit

Explore each one of these reasons and see what the Bible has to say about it here. You might also be interested in these other posts and sermons:

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