Enon Chapel Baptist Church
Wednesday, November 22, 2017

FAQ about Membership

Membership Matters!

 
One of the most frequently asked questions relating to the topic of church membership is....
 
"Why should I join the church, anyway? After all, it makes no difference - - I can still go to church and participate in all the activities without feeling tied down or committed."
 
The last word is the first reason to join a church......COMMITMENT!
 
We ask you carefully consider a commitment to church membership for 4 reasons:
 
1.  A Biblical Reason: Jesus is committed to His church. "Christ loved the church and gave Himself up for her." Ephesians 5:25
 
2.  A Cultural Reason: Commitment is lacking in our society. We live in a age where very few want to be committed to anything...a job...marriage...our country. This attitude has produced "consumer religion." Becoming a member is an unselfish decision. Commitment always builds character.
 
3.  A Practical Reason: Commitment defines who can be counted on. Every team has a roster. Every school has an enrollment. Every business has a payroll. Every army has an enlistment. Even our country requires a census and holds voter registration. Membership identifies our family.
 
4.  A Personal Reason: Commitment produces spiritual growth. The New Testament places a major emphasis on the need for Christians to be accountable to each other for spiritual growth. You cannot be accountable when you're not committed to any specific church family.
 
Membership is a door of opportunity--a door that leads to greater growth, identity and fulfillment. Membership strengthens the believer because, through membership, the individual becomes a part of a local family (1 Corinthians 12:11-31).