“So then you are no longer foreigners and strangers, but fellow citizens with the saints, and members of God’s household,” Eph 2:19 (HCSB)
What It Means To Be A Member
The difference between “attenders” and “members” can be summed up in one word: COMMITMENT
Heartland Church recognizes the need for a formal membership. We ask you to commit to membership for four reasons:
- A Biblical Reason: God builds the church.
“And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the forces of Hades will not overpower it.” Matthew 16:18 (HCSB)
- A Cultural Reason: It is an antidote to our society
We live in an age where very few want to be committed to anything…a job…a marriage…our country. This attitude has even produced a generation of “church shoppers”. Membership swims against the current of America’s “consumer religion.” It is an unselfish decision.
- A Practical Reason: It defines who can be counted on
Every team must have a roster. Every school must have an enrollment. Every business has a payroll. Every army has an enlistment. Even our country takes a census and requires voter registration. Membership identifies our family.
- A Personal Reason: It produces spiritual growth
The New Testament places a major emphasis on the need for Christians to be accountable to each other for spiritual growth. You cannot be accountable when you’re not committed to any specific church family.
Are you interested in church membership? If so, please sign up at the following link: