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  1. Karen Moschella June 5, 2018 at 8:17 am

    I attend church every Sunday. I serve in that church, I feel loved in that church. I basically do everything the members do. My husband and I also belong to what the church calls a life group. Our church as many life groups that meet on various days of the week. We are not members. I have read books on this subject and have had many conversations concerning church membership but have had no desire to be a member. I see no difference between me and the member sitting next to me on Sundays. I have always been under the impression that accepting Jesus Christ as my personal Lord and Savior is what makes me apart of God’s family, not signing a piece of member saying Im now a member.

  2. With all due respect, these reasons make perfect sense to those who are already members of a church, but I wonder how convincing they will be to those who desire to sit on the sidelines. In any case, just about everything mentioned in the 6 reasons is available to the non-member in most churches. For example, you can usually be part of a small group and join in ministry activities without formally joining a church.
    I believe the most compelling reason to join a church (almost identified in #1) is the need for a personal and public confession of faith which usually happens at the time one joins the church. Romans 10: 9,10 gives the most persuasive reason for joining a church.