Membership: Why It Matters and How It Reinforces the Mission

Rick Wisner and Scott Michael


Why should we care whether people are members, and what difference does it make to them and the church? How does membership help you know whom to shepherd? How do we create a common understanding of the benefits and responsibilities of membership? For many, membership is optional, but God sees belonging to a local body as an important part of spiritual growth. Your approach toward membership can say a lot about your commitment to the spiritual health of those in your care.