benefits of membership
We have attendees and visitors, but we also have members.
One might assume that, as long as you profess Christ, there is no need for any further identification with a local church. So, some ask “Isn’t it enough to simply call yourself a Christian and attend services somewhere regularly?” or “What is the point of formal membership?”
Membership is Biblical
We believe the concept of membership is biblical. While the term “church member” is never used, the concept is implicit throughout the New Testament. Believers clearly identified themselves with a specific local body and were challenged to become devoted participants.
In the New Testament, believers clearly identified themselves with a specific local body and were challenged to become devoted participants.
“They were continually devoting themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.”-Acts 2:42(NASB)
Five Reasons to be a Member of FCC:
1. Membership accompanied with a public confession of faith in Jesus identifies a person to the congregation as a fellow disciple of Jesus. (Ephesians 2:19; Romans 12:5)
2. Membership provides a spiritual family to support and encourage you in your walk with Christ. (Galatians 6:1, 2; Hebrews 10:24, 25)
3. Membership provides you a spiritual family with which to discover and use your gifts in ministry. (1 Corinthians 12:4-27).
4. Membership places you under the spiritual care and oversight of godly leaders. (Hebrews 13:17; Acts 20:28, 29).
5. Membership places you in an environment of mutual accountability in which to grow in your walk with Jesus. (Ephesians 5:21).
Members surrendered to the will Jesus will experience ongoing transformation into His likeness through these disciplines:
- Attending the weekly Lord’s Day worship service, including participation in observing the Lord’s Supper. (If a member cannot attend the morning service, the Lord’s Supper is served during the Sunday evening Bible Fellowship Prayer Group.)
- Participating in at least one Bible Fellowship Group.
- Serving others through at least one volunteer ministry.
- Individually spending time in prayer and Scripture reading, meditation, and study each day.
- Inviting others to do the fore-mentioned activities.