As you start, restart, or reinforce your personal relationship with Jesus Christ, it is not only important, but it is completely necessary to be a part of a church family. You may have heard, or believe, that it’s possible to be a “good Christian” without joining, or going to a local church; but come and see for yourself that being a member of a church is not about conforming to rules, or just something to do. Taking a step of commitment in becoming a member of a church there are a number of benefits for you as we unite together.
The Personal Benefits of Church Membership:
Membership identifies you as a genuine believer (Ephesians 2:19, Romans 12:5)
Membership provides a spiritual family to support and encourage you in your walk with Christ (Galatians 6:1-2, Hebrews 10:24-25)
Membership gives you a place to discover and use your gifts (1 Corinthians 12:4-27)
Membership gives you the accountability you need to grow (Ephesians 5:21)
Committing to being a member of a church provides you with other benefits that you cannot find anywhere else in the world, as Crossroads Church, and other Bible following churches work on the basis of five purposes for the church
What the Church provides to it’s committed members:
Worship, which helps you focus on God. It prepares you spiritually and emotionally for the week ahead.
Fellowship, which helps you face life’s problems by providing the support and encouragement of other Christians.
Discipleship, which helps you fortify your faith by learning the truth of God’s Word and applying biblical principles to your lifestyle.
Ministry, which helps you find and develop your talents and use them in serving others.
Evangelism, which helps you fulfill your mission of reaching your friends and family for Christ.
What Crossroads Church requires to become a member of Crossroads Church:
What members of Crossroads Church commit to:
Pursuing a growing relationship with God for my church by attending faithfully, by living a godly life, and by giving regularly | Hebrews 10:25, Philippians 1:27, 1 Corinthians 16:2, Leviticus 27:30
Participating in the ministry of my church by discovering my gifts and talents, by being equipped to serve by my pastors, and by developing a servant’s heart | 1 Peter 4:10, Ephesians 4:11-12, Philippians 2:3-7
Protecting the unity of my church by acting in love towards other members, by refusing to gossip, and by following the leaders | Romans 15:19, Romans 15:5, 1 Peter 1:22, Ephesians 4:29, Hebrews 13:17
Sharing the responsibility of my church by praying for it’s growth, by inviting the unchurched to attend, and by warmly welcoming those who visit. | 1 Thessalonians 1:2, Luke 14:23, Romans 15:7