We believe formal membership in the church is important for 4 reasons:
A BIBLICAL Reason: Christ is committed to the church.
“...Christ loved the church, and he gave his life for it.” (Ephesians 5:25)
A CULTURAL Reason: Commitment is healthy for our society.
We live in an age where very few want to be committed to anything...a job...a marriage...our country. Commitment is an unselfish decision and always builds character.
A PRACTICAL Reason: It defines who can be counted on.
Every team must have a roster. Every school must have an enrollment. Every business has a payroll. Every army has an enlistment. Even our country takes a census and requires voter registration. Membership identifies our family.
A PERSONAL Reason: It produces spiritual growth.
The New Testament places a major emphasis on the need for Christians to be accountable to each other for spiritual growth. You cannot be accountable when you’re not committed to any specific church family.
If you are interested in becoming a member of Temple Baptist Church, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn when our next “Membership Class” will be held that will introduce you to our church’s vision, philosophy, statement of faith and ministry opportunities where you can make use of your talents to serve the Lord.