Church membership should not consist of rules to keep people out, but ramps to help people grow.
Membership in a local church may seem outdated or
unnecessary, but if led well, it adds great strength to your church.
Candidly, nearly all churches have some form of “membership.”
- Some formal, calling it church membership.
- Others informal, using words like belonging, discipleship,
culture, team, or community, etc.
Both are referring to the same idea, but with different
words, in a different style, and with differing amounts of emphasis.
I’ve served in two churches that are part of The Wesleyan
Church, a great denomination. In both churches, I’ve taught all or part of the
membership class for many years.