Does being a member of a local church
matter if you are a Christian?

  • Before we think about what local church membership should mean, we'd be wise to ask the more basic question: What is it that I join when I join with a local church in membership?

  • There are at least four good reasons why every Christian should be a member of a local church.

  • Church membership is about submitting to God's plan for our lives in Christ as persons-in-community. It's both a biblical practice and a sign of new life.

  • Here is how C3 understands and practices church membership together as a local expression of the body of Christ.