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Church Expectations

The Ideal Church Member ...
An Active Participant
Terms you should know:
  • Active Membership:
  • Delinquent Membership:
  • Inactive Membership:

"I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service" (Romans 12:1)

The Lord’s church was established on the first Pentecost after the resurrection of Jesus Christ (Acts 2).

Christ is...

  • The founder of the church (Matt. 16:18).
  • The foundation of the church (I Cor. 3:11).
  • The head of the church (Eph 5:23).

The Ideal Church Member ...

  1. Must be "A living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God..."(Rom. 12:1c)
  2. A Present Church Member (Heb. 10:25; Acts 20:7).
  3. A Cooperating Church Member (Rom. 12:10).
    1. We must not compromise but cooperate.
    2. We should cooperate with Christ in obeying Him.
  4. A Sympathetic Church Member (Rom. 12:15-17)
    1. Be of the same mind toward another.
    2. Rejoice with them that rejoice and weep with them that weep.
    3. Recompense no man evil for evil.
  5. A Sincere Church Member (Rom. 12:11).
    1. We must be honest and truthful—never two-faced.
    2. Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord.
  6. A Contributing Church Member (Rom 12:8).
    1. Should give with simplicity
    (Rom 12:13).
    2. Give to the necessity of the saints.
  7. A Peaceful Church Member (Rom. 12:9, 10: 14-21).
  8. A Growing Church Member (Eph. 2:21; I Pet. 2:2; 2 Pet. 3:18).
  9. A Studying Church Member (Acts 17:11).
  10. A Constant Church Member (I Cor. 15:58; 2 Tim. 4:2).
  11. A Praying Church Member (Acts 2:42).

"The Ideal Church Member", by Gaylon Murphy
Published by, Pulpit helps

An Active Participant

Actively involved in Worship Services - Prayer Services - Bible Classes

Paragraph four (4) of the Church’s Covenant states "To promote its (the church’s) prosperity and spirituality, to sustain its worship, ordinances, discipline, and doctrines;" These are on-going activities that must be perpetuated by the membership of the church. Hence, active membership refers to involvement on a day-to-day and week-to-week basis. We are to be witnessing and sharing Jesus Christ with the lost and less fortunate daily. We should uphold or sustain the worship/praise services on a weekly basis. Therefore, active membership involves participation in the church's program on a week-to-week basis. Do this by exercising your gift(s) — That is giving of your time and talents in areas where you are led to serve, such as: choir, teaching ministries, etc.

Each member must be a faithful participant. The Lord’s work requires us to be diligent! Hence, we must set aside time in order to be involved in the activities that will lead us into spiritual maturity: Bible Study, Prayer Services, and Fellowship with other believers.

Record Maintenance
Record keeping is an integral part of our church program, therefore it is important that members notify the church secretary in the event there is a change in their name (if you get married), address, and/or phone number. Also in the event you change your membership, please let the church secretary know so we can make the necessary changes in our records.

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