Does Church Membership Matter?

Kevin DeYoung thinks that membership matters in the church, so he provided six reasons for the importance of church membership:

  1. In joining a church you make visible your commitment to Christ and his people.
  2. Making a commitment makes a powerful statement in a low-commitment culture.
  3. We can be overly independent.
  4. Church membership keeps us accountable.
  5. Joining the church will help your pastor and elders be more faithful shepherds.
  6. Joining the church gives you an opportunity to make promises.

Read the whole post, and check out DeYoung’s book Why We Love the Church (written with Ted Kluck).

(HT: James Grant)

Peter serves as a pastor-teacher, at home and abroad, resourcing gospel-centred communities.

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