- Membership matters for Life Church Pastors. “Shepherding is a weighty task requiring great care, with eternal implications.” 1 Corinthians 3:13-15. As pastors of Life Church, we want to know who makes up the flock of God that we are accountable for. The best way we know to answer that question is to look at our church’s membership list. These are the believers who have committed themselves to our church and the believers that we feel most responsible to shepherd. Members desire loving accountability to keep them in God’s Way when they begin to wander from the Lord.
- Membership matters for community. “Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.” Galatians 6:2. How do we define “one another”? Is God commanding us to bear the burdens of everyone, everywhere? That sounds exhausting! Once again, this is where church membership helps us. Membership defines our church community and gives us a specific group of people whom God has called us to bear with and build up until the day Christ returns.
- Membership matters for Jesus. “Christ loved the Church and gave Himself up for her.” Ephesians 5:25. Jesus is not indifferent about the Church. Jesus died for the Church. The Church is His body and His bride. We cannot overstate the level of Christ’s commitment to the Church. So why would we ever think lightly about our own commitment? When we take the formal step of belonging to a Church in membership, we affirm the truth that we belong to Christ and His people, and we dedicate ourselves to caring for the people Jesus loves which brings Him great honor.
REASONS TO BECOME A MEMBER OF LIFE CHURCH