“I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service” (Romans 12:1)

The Lord’s church was established on the first Pentecost after the resurrection of Jesus Christ (Acts 2).

Christ is…

The Ideal Church Member

  1. Must be “A living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God…”(Romans 12:1)
  2. A Present Church Member (Hebrew 10:25Acts 20:7).
  3. A Cooperating Church Member (Romans 12:10).
     – We must not compromise but cooperate.
     – We should cooperate with Christ in obeying Him.
  4. A Sympathetic Church Member (Romans 12:15-17)
     – Be of the same mind toward another.
     – Rejoice with them that rejoice and weep with them that weep.
     – Recompense no man evil for evil.
  5.  A Sincere Church Member (Romans 12:11).
     – We must be honest and truthful-never two-faced.
     – Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord.
  6. A Contributing Church Member (Romans 12:8).
    Should give with simplicity (Romans 12:13).
     – Give to the necessity of the saints.
     – Give to the necessity of the saints.
  7. A Peaceful Church Member (Romans 12:9Romans 10:14-21).
  8. A Growing Church Member (Ephesians 2:21; I Peter 2:22 Peter 3:18).
  9. A Studying Church Member (Acts 17:11).
  10. A Constant Church Member (I Corinthians 15:582 Timothy 4:2).
  11. A Praying Church Member (Acts 2:42).

An Active Participant

Actively involved in Worship Services – Prayer Services – Bible Classes

Paragraph four (4) of the Church’s Covenant states “To promote its (the church’s) prosperity and spirituality, to sustain its worship, ordinances, discipline, and doctrines;” These are on-going activities that must be perpetuated by the membership of the church. Hence, active membership refers to involvement on a day-to-day and week-to-week basis. We are to be witnessing and sharing Jesus Christ with the lost and less fortunate daily. We should uphold or sustain the worship/praise services on a weekly basis. Therefore, active membership involves participation in the church’s program on a week-to-week basis. Do this by exercising your gifts – That is giving of your time and talents in areas where you are led to serve, such as: choir, teaching ministries, etc.

Terms you should know

Active Membership: When a member is in regular attendance and supporting the programs of the church.

Delinquent Membership:when a member is absent three (3) consecutive weeks without notification of his/her whereabouts. Individuals will be contacted by the Telephone Ministry.

Inactive Membership:When a member has been absent for six (6) months without notification of his/her whereabouts. Individual will need to reinstate his/her membership upon his/her return.

Each member must be a faithful participant. The Lord’s work requires us to be diligent! Hence, we must set aside time in order to be involved in the activities that will lead us into spiritual maturity: Bible Study, Prayer Services, and Fellowship with other believers.