In our Bible belt community, it used to be most everyone had some connection to some particular church. Maybe it was because of grandparents, parents, or neighbors. Maybe because they were sprinkled as an infant, baptized as a child, walked an aisle, signed a card, wrote a check, or went on a mission trip.
It is not a given anymore, even in the Bible belt, that being a member of some church is important or necessary. Statistics indicate the majority are not in a church at all. In our culture of individualism, as long as one has his/her life straight with God, church (including church membership) is "optional." And, if it is one of our priorities, it is often based on individual preferences for meeting our own needs.
For the month of August, we will be exploring what the Bible indicates that it takes and looks like to be a church member. Most of the Sunday message Scripture focus will be in Philippians. Our SaLT groups will be using a little book by Thom Rainer, I Am A Church Member.
Come and be a part of our journey into Biblical church membership.
August 2014 Series