What Does Membership in the Church Community Mean?
To be a member of a church is to make a public promise to live according to the Word and to support the work of the congregation. In the Bible this is called a covenant. Every believer is part of the church as an organism (the Spiritual Body of Christ), but only by a public promise can you be part of the church as an organization.
Membership in a church is not like membership in a social club or other organizations. Most organization members are consumers; the organization exists to serve them. The Church of Christ is a completely different community – membership means ministry and service. Instead of merely consuming, you begin to share God’s love and concern for others. As Redeemer Life Church, we endeavor to be a church not for ourselves, but for others.