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Church Membership Facilitates Church Growth

Church membership is important because it facilitates church growth. One reason church membership may seem unimportant is that we have forgotten the responsibility each Christian has for building up the church. Ephesians 4:11-12 corrects this: And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, to equip the saints for the work …

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Church Membership Protects Us From Drifting Away from Christ

Why is church membership important? One reason is that it protects Christians from drifting away from Christ. (See the other reasons here.) God warns us: “Take care, brothers, lest there be in any of you an evil, unbelieving heart, leading you to fall away from the living God” (Heb. 3:12). How can we guard against …

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Church Membership Enables Authentic Relationships

Does the formality of church membership work against authentic fellowship? It turns out formal commitment is the best route to authentic fellowship. We tend to think relationships lead to commitment, but it’s the other way around. Just like cohabiting before marriage leads to higher divorce rates, noncommittal church attendance leads to weak fellowship. The early …

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Why Is Church Membership Important?

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. …

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