Church Membership
Church membership provides the opportunity for believers to connect with one another.

 

Scripture instructs believers to assemble regularly so that they can rejoice in their common hope and spur one another on to love and good deeds (Hebrews 10:23-25). While there is no specific scripture that commands believers to join a local church, evidence can be found in the New Testament that believers knew who belonged to the church and who did not. Church membership provides the opportunity for believers to connect with one another.

In addition, church membership is the reflection of a living commitment of one's faith in Jesus Christ. When an individual receives the salvation of Christ, then he/she becomes a member of the body of Christ, the church. Then as he/she publically identifies with Jesus and gives expression of faith in Christ through believers’ baptism, church membership is culminated through joining a specific body of believers, a local church. 

Church membership is expressed when Christians grasp hold of each other in responsibility and love. The Scripture teaches believers to love one another, serve one another, and encourage one another. Membership to a local church also demands loyalty to one another and commitment to actively use the talents and gifts you have to serve in and through the various ministries of the church.

Members of Grace Baptist Church demonstrate their faith in Christ, their love for one another, and their desire to make Christ known by faithfully participating in worship, engaging in a small group (i.e. Sunday School), and giving of their time, talents, and resources to fulfill the mission of the church. Church membership places one in a unique position of being apart of a loving family, finding help and support in times of need, and developing relationships which are profitable for your spiritual growth.

If you are interested in being a member of Grace Baptist Church or if you have questions please contact the pastor, John Collins.  He would be delighted to share more about the meaning and purpose of church membership.

Last Published: June 12, 2019 11:33 PM
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