Rediscover Church: Is Membership Necessary?


We are in a new sermon series called Rediscover Church – why the body of Christ is essential. We are asking nine key questions about church. And as we consider the answers I hope we all take the next step in deepening our relationship with Christ and our local church. Maybe you have been watching on-line and waiting to take the step of joining us in-person. Come on out and join us!

The questions come from the book Rediscover Church I have been reading by Collin Hansen and Johnathan Leeman. Our Growth Groups are joining the discussion each week through the rest of this series. If you would like to try a growth group, you will receive a FREE copy of the book. Please sign up for a Growth Group at the Welcome Center.

What is Church Membership?

Church membership is a church’s affirmation and oversight of a Christians’ profession of faith and discipleship, combined with the Christian’s submission to the church and its oversight.
– Jonathan Leeman, Rediscover Church

Is Membership Biblical?

Matthew 18:17

1 Corinthians 5:2

2 Corinthians 6:14-7:1

Membership is a Job

Hebrews 10:24-25

1 Peter 2:9-12

Take Aways

  • Have you trusted in Jesus alone for your forgiveness and salvation?
  • Have you been baptized and joined a local church?
  • Do you view your membership like being in a club or a place where you have a job to do?
  • Do you have the knowledge and job training you need to serve well?

I would invite you to take one of these Take Away steps today. Text me and tell me where you are and where you want to go next.