Church membership is an honor Christ gives us and a commitment to other believers who covenant together to function as the His local body. Yet in a day when commitment is frowned upon by the world, it should come as no surprise that church membership is a low priority among so many believers. Many people have no hesitation to move from church to church or to simply do the Christian life alone, never submitting themselves to the care of elders and never committing themselves to a group of fellow believers.
Membership began at the start of the church in Acts 2, continued throughout the New Testament, and has been sustained in biblically functioning churches for 2000 years. It is essential for every Christian to understand what church membership is and why it matters