WE BELIEVE THERE ARE AT LEAST THREE REASONS FOR A FORMAL MEMBERSHIP WITH SMCC:
We believe the concept of membership is Biblical. While the term “team member” is never used, the concept is implicit throughout the New Testament. Believers clearly identified themselves with a specific local body and were challenged to become devoted participants.
Formal membership is valuable to church leaders as they seek to fulfill their Godgiven task of shepherding. By its very design, SMCC attracts uncommitted seekers, observers, and guests. We hope that will always be the case. But at some point, it is important to identify those who truly comprise the “flock” – the core that can be counted on to build and sustain the ministries of the church.
Perhaps most importantly, experience shows that living life in partnership is the most healthy and enjoyable way to live a Christian life. In a culture where commitment is no longer highly valued, recognizable membership is an important step that moves us out of the vague clouds of good intentions and into the clear light of committed participation. It presents a challenge to “step out of the stands” and publicly affirm a commitment to Christ and to a specific body of Believers.
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