The difference between being a church attender and a church member is commitment.
Attenders are spectators from the sidelines; members get involved in the ministry. Attenders are consumers; members are contributors. Attenders want the benefits of a church without sharing the responsibility.
One of the biggest hurdles you will face as a church leader is convincing attenders they need to commit to their church family and become members. Today’s culture of independent individualism has created many spiritual orphans without any identity, accountability, or commitment.
God is not silent on this issue. The Bible offers many compelling reasons why every believer needs to be committed to and active in a local fellowship.
1. A church family identifies you as a genuine believer.
I can’t claim to be following Christ if I’m not committed to any specific group of disciples. Jesus said,“Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples” (John 13:35 NLT).
When we come together in love as a church family from different backgrounds, races, and social statuses, it is a witness to the world. No one believer can be the body…Continue Reading