What is it?
According to the Bible, church membership is a commitment every Christian should make to attend, love, serve, and submit to a local church.
Where is it in the Bible?
Throughout Old Testament history, God made a clear distinction between his people and the world (see Lev. 13:46, Num. 5:3, Deut. 7:3). Christ says that entering the kingdom of God means being bound to the church “on earth” (Matt. 16:16-19; 18:17-19). Where do we see the church on earth? The local church. The New Testament explicitly refers to some people being inside the church and some people being outside (1 Cor. 5:12-13). This is much more than a casual association. The church in Corinth consisted of a definite number of believers, such that Paul could speak of a punishment inflicted by the majority (2 Cor. 2:6). Not only does the New Testament speak of the reality of church membership, but its dozens of “one anothers” are written to local churches, which fill out our understanding of what church membership should practically look like.
Why is it important?
Biblical church membership is important because the church presents God’s witness to himself in the world. It displays his glory. In the church’s membership, then, non-Christians should see in the lives of God’s changed people that God is holy and gracious and that his gospel is powerful for saving and transforming sinners.
Sam shares the story of Wellspring’s beginning to the current day.
Sam speaks on Wellspring's vision.
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What is membership and why is it important?
Head, Heart, Hands, Body: how we implement our vision.
Equipping God's people for ministry.
Small group heart and Gospel transformation.
The outworking of our vision and mission through community.
The culmination and driver of our life together in the Gospel.
Audio: Listen to the following talks that walk you through the story, vision, and structure of Wellspring.
Form: Complete THIS Membership Application Form.
Interview: Undergo an interview with one of the Elders.
Approval: The Elders will then vote on your membership.
Installation: We will install you as a member at the earliest Sunday possible before the church.