Christ is committed to the church. "...Christ loved the church, and he gave his life for it." Eph. 5:25
A CULTURAL REASON
It is an antidote to our society. We live in an age where few want to be committed to anything...a job...a marriage...our country. This attitude has even produced a generation of "church shoppers and hoppers." Membership swims against the current of "consumer religion." It is an unselfish decision. 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 enrolment. Every business has a payroll. Every army has an enlistment. Even our country takes a census and requires voter registration. Membership identifies our family.
A PERSONAL REASON
It 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.
What is Expected of Me as a Member?
At Faith we never ask our members to do more than the Bible clearly teachers. We only expect our members to do what the bible expects every Christian to do. These responsibilities are spelled out in the Membership Covenant.