Belonging to a local church
Membership in our culture often brings to mind ideas of privileges and rights that members receive if they pay certain dues, but in the Bible, being a member of a local church is much more active than this. It’s a call to mutual commitment, service, intentionality, and care within the context of a sacred relationship between God and all those who choose it. Our elders and leaders also commit to caring for our members with counsel, prayer, and teaching. Committing yourself to a particular group of believers in this way is weighty, but it’s also wonderful – indeed it is through church membership that Jesus cares for His people.