5 Reasons to join a Church
Many attend, but never join ~ here’s a Biblical case for making things official:
Membership says, “I belong here,” and God says that believers belong together (Hebrews 10:23-25) You sense that God wants you here with the people of Cornerstone at this point in your Christian life, and you want to make a public declaration that you are committed to God’s work through this church.
Membership says, “We share the same ministry goals,” and God says that believers are to be committed to one another for the sake of spiritual impact (Ephesians 4:16) You believe that Jesus has work to do at Cornerstone, in Livingston County, in Michigan and throughout the world, and you’re willing to join with others to see that it gets done.
Membership says, “I accept responsibility for a group of fellow believers in the family of God,” and that’s God’s plan, as well (Galatians 6:1-2, 10) You want to be part of a caring network of people, sharing one another’s joys and sorrows, and helping one another grow through worship, Bible study and fellowship.
Membership says, “I am accountable to mature brothers and sisters in Christ for my walk with God,” and God warns against spiritual separateness (Hebrews 13:17 & Matthew 18:15-20) You don’t want to “go it alone” in standing for Jesus Christ, and want to receive the guidance, equipping and assistance necessary to remain on target.
Membership says, “I accept responsibility for how things are done here,” and God says that’s how it should be (1 Corinthians 12:20-27) Memberselect Elders, Deacons and other church officers and approve an annual ministry budget, as well as call pastors to serve as our spiritual leaders.