Are you a Christian? Then you are called to unite yourself with a local body of Christians and become a member of a church. When we talk about membership in the local church, we are not talking about paying one’s dues and having one’s name on a list. To be a member of a church is to be vitally connected to a living, breathing body. Like the hand is a member of the body, or the ear or eye or foot. That is the biblical idea of membership.
The church is the body and Christ is the head (Colossians 1:18). To be a member of a local church is to commit yourself to the good of that body as a functioning part, even as that body commits itself to your good (1 Corinthians 12:14-27). Each member has a specific role to perform, and through covenant with the church agrees to:
- Protect the unity of their church
(Romans 14:19, Ephesians 4:29, Hebrews 13:17)
- Share the responsibility of their church
(Ephesians 6:18-20, Luke 14:23, Romans. 15:7)
- Serve the ministry of their church
(1 Peter 4:10, Ephesians 4:11-12, Philippians 2:3-4, 7)
- Support the testimony of their church
(Hebrews 10:25, Philippians 1:27, 1 Corinthians 16:2, Leviticus 27:30)
Interested in membership at Mount Freedom Baptist Church?
We would love to have you join with us as we seek to become more like Jesus and fulfill his mission through our life together. If you would like to become a member, or just have questions, you can talk with Pastor Nathan after a church service or contact him through our contact form.