As promised here is the content to our new members class. Remember that this is the first draft of a class that will be in constant evolution. The document has been over several sets of eyes for editing but any help or suggestions you could give would be a great.
So this brings up another conversation… I grew up in a church that had church membership. We had about 1,000 people on the roll and about 300 there on any given Sunday. The rest were dead, in jail or home watching the game. I thought to my self, “What’s the point?”
Then I worked at a church that had no membership. They didn’t see the importance of church membership and said there was no Biblical precedent for it. The encouraged people to be involved but requested no formal commitment for anyone. They pointed to churches like my first example with disgust saying, “Why would we have church membership when it doesn’t really mean anything anyway?” I’m rather interested to know what you think about this.