Church Membership

>”I don’t need to become a member of the church; I am the church.”

It’s probably been nearly a year ago since my friend made this exact comment in a conversation about church membership. I think of it all the time, it’s that good.

We happened to be talking about the disparities between building churches and building people. So often the way things are done in the structured way that churches run is that in order for many to “serve” others in their particular fellowships they are required to become bon a fide members of the churches in which they participate.

In this particular conversation we were on an anti-establishment tirade. However, we both completely understood, and still do, the unique role that church plays in the lives of so many. But can’t we simply just use our gifts and talents in and amongst those with whom we worship without taking the membership courses, signing on the dotted line, and moving up in a rank-and-file sort of way?

That’s all she was trying to say. And I concur.

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  1. Judy says:

    It has been years since I have been a "member" at a Church. I have one I attend and love, but as a member I still belong to one in Nampa, Idaho. Did my love for God change when I went to the classes? No, but I met a really need couple there. Do I feel I am missing something from God by not being a member of the Church I attend? NO, I am getting more from God right now than I have ever got in the past… I attend Joyce Meyer :)almost daily on my DVR and frankly am learning to trust and love God more because of it. I like Church, but as for being a member? What ever, we give to where ever God leads us to give. He just wants us to give.

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