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I Am A Church Member

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What does it mean to be a “member” of a church? God has placed believers in local churches to serve, to care for others, to pray for leaders, to learn, to give and – in some cases – to die for the sake of the Gospel. God did not give us local churches to become country clubs where membership means we have privileges and perks.

Based on Lifeway research from 2004 of 2010, nine out of ten churches in America are declining or growing at a pace that is slower than that of their communities. Churches are losing ground in their own backyards. The unfortunate fact is that many churches are weak because we have members who have turned the meaning of membership upside down. It’s time to get that right. It’s time to become a church member as God intended.

Join us for worship beginning September 8, 2013 at 10:45AM as our pastor will be preaching from several passages in Ephesians to discover what being part of a church actually means. In conjunction with this sermon series, every church member will receive a FREE copy of Thom Rainer’s new book I Am A Church Member, and every small group will engage in discussion regarding the concept of church membership.

 

Come experience God’s wonderful invitation to be a part of the body of Christ!

 

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