Monday, January 10, 2011

More on Church Membership

For those who still might need convincing that church membership is valid or important, let me encourage you to read Mark Dever's ministry article at the 9 Marks site, found here, that goes into much more depth than I could in ten minutes or less yesterday.

Nine Marks of a Healthy ChurchAsking you to join the fellowship officially if you have not done so is not about numbers, or us seeking to control you--rather it is to know who is committed to the same vision and covenant that we all share.  I hope those of you who have not done so will consider it, and those who have will consider carefully the responsibilities we have taken on for each other's good.

And I can also commend to you Dever's great book, Nine Marks of a Healthy Church, if you are interested in the subject of church health generally.  It is an very good read.