Belong Class

Whether membership in a church is formal or informal, there is a difference between "attenders" and "members" that can be summed up in one word: commitment.

We strongly encourage every believer to find a church that will help them grow deeper in his/her relationship with God and serve in the body of Christ. Commitment is a two-way street: The church is committed to its members, and the members are committed to the church.

Next class: To be announced

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Why do we have church membership?

A Cultural reason

It's an antidote to our society. We live in an age where very few want to be committed to anything … a job … a marriage … a church family. This attitude has even produced a generation of “church shoppers,” Membership swims against the current of America’s “consumer religion.” Commitment always builds character. 

a practical reason

It defines who can be counted on. Every team must have a roster. Every school must have an enrollment.  Membership defines our family, and therefore we can count on one another. Membership also allows for church leadership to know who they are accountable for before the Lord.

a personal reason

It produces spiritual growth. The New Testament places an emphasis on the need for Christians to be in each others' lives for spiritual growth. The church is our primary sphere to live out the one-another commands of scripture. Growing and maturing in Christ will drift when one is not committed to a church family.

a biblical reason

Christ is committed to the church. Christ loved the church, and he gave his life for it. (Ephesians 5:25) "I will build my church, and the gates of hell will not overcome it." (Matthew 16:18) At Redemption, formal membership is our way of clearly communicating commitment to one another.