Part of our calling as the family of Christ is to hold membership in a local church. This membership involves commitment to worship the Lord corporately, edifying brothers and sisters through mutual exhortation and service, cooperation in mission, and holding each other accountable to walk in a manner pleasing to the Lord.
Is church membership optional? This article discusses reasons for joining a church, and the blessings that result from church membership. It makes clear that membership is not optional, but a necessity.
This article provides some reasons why Christians need to be members of a church.
Why should Christians go to church? This article explains.
Who needs the local church when I can access sermons online? This article gets to the heart of the problem of thinking one does not need membership in the church. The church is the bride of Christ, and its very foundation is built upon the triune God. The Lord Jesus calls us to unity, which requires self-sacrifice.
This article speaks about people leaving a church and the reasons why they leave. It discusses the history of Martin Luther leaving the Roman Catholic Church, Dr. J. Gresham Machen leaving the Presbyterian Church, and Pastor Bill Hill leaving the Southern Presbyterian Church. In light of this history, the author comes to a conclusion about when it is appropriate and necessary to leave the church.
What should you look for when looking for a church? This article identifies four things to look for.
Is it possible to give thanks for the church even when it does not seem to be possible? Yes. This article offers nine suggestions to try when you struggle to be thankful for your church.
This article lists ten reasons why uninvolved members exist in churches.
What are the important things to bear in mind when starting a church membership class? This article points to ten things you need to know.
Every Christian must belong to a church. Why is church membership important? This article provides three reasons.
What is a believer to do when their spouse refuses church attendance? What is a godly wife to do when her husband refuses to join a solid church? What is a godly woman do when her husband forbids her from joining a solid church? This article offers a few thoughts for those who are in these difficult situations: we need to obey God rather than man, we are to respect our spouse, we are to be willing to be reproached for what is right, and we are to pray for the spiritual well-being of our spouse.
This article is an address on the ins and outs of church membership.
Church membership is an obligation for those who profess Christ. This article shows that the Bible makes it clear that faith in Christ and membership in his church cannot be separated. Therefore, the question is not whether you must be a member, but to which church do you belong,