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.
Yet one of the biggest hurdles you face as a church leader is convincing attenders they need to commit themselves to the church family and become members.
Today’s culture of independent individualism has created many spiritual orphans who hop from one church to another without any identity, accountability, or commitment.
Many believe it is possible to be a “good Christian” without joining a local church. How can you convince them otherwise?
God is not silent on the issue. The Bible offers many compelling reasons why every believer needs to be committed to and active in a local fellowship. And one of the best things you can do is communicate this biblical reasoning on a regular basis.
Here are six biblical reasons to commit yourself to membership in a local church.
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….Continue Reading