Benifets of Church Membership 

 

1.  It identifies me as a genuine believer
  “Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and aliens, but fellow citizens with God’s people and members of God’s household…” Ephesians 2:19
  “So in Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.” Romans 12:5
   
2. It provides me with a spiritual family to experience the giving and receiving of love
  “Jesus replied:  ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’  This is the first and greatest commandment.” Matthew 22: 37-38
   
3.
It gives me a place to discover and use my gifts in ministry
  “There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit.  There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord.  There are different kinds of working, but the same God works all of them in all men…The body is a unit, though it is made up of many parts; and though all its parts are many, they form one body…Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it.” 1 Corinthians 12: 4-27
   
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It places me under the spiritual protection of godly leaders
  “Obey your leaders and submit to their authority.  They keep watch over you as men who must give an account.  Obey them so that their work will be a joy, not a burden, for that would be of no advantage to you.” Hebrews 13:17

“Keep watch over yourselves and all the flock of which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers.  Be shepherds of the church of God, which he bought with his own blood.  I know that after I leave, savage wolves will come in among you and will not spare the flock.” Acts 20: 28-29
   
5. It gives me the accountability I need to assist my spiritual growth
  “Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ.” Ephesians 5:21
   
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It increases my effectiveness.  My efforts are linked to those of others in the church.
  “From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.” Ephesians 4:16
   
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It allows me to experience the ebb & flow of God’s dealings with a group of people
  All the believers were one in heart and mind.  No one claimed that any of his possessions was his own, but they shared everything they had.  With great power the apostles continued to testify to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and much grace was upon them all.” Acts 4:32-33
   
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It positions me to be spiritually motivated by others
  “And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds.” Hebrews 10:24

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