Being a member

Aug 29, 2012   //   by Pastor Tony Zibolski   //   Pastor's Corner  //  No Comments

As I prepare to start another membership class, I am excited to see God doing some tremendous things in the life of Rosedale. It made me  think of the reasons that someone would want to join a church and become a member. To some of us who have been a part of the church for a long time, we sometimes forget what we have signed up for when we become a part of the body of Chirst. The decision to go from an occasional attender to a member of the church is one that we should take seriously because the Lord puts responsibility and blessings on our decison. Here are some of the things brought to my remembrance.

  • When you stand before a body of believers, you are committing yourself before God that you will take active interest in the things that the Lord is trying to do through that particular body of believers.
  • You commit that you will faithfully attend services.
  • You commit financially that you will support your church with your tithes and offerings as the Lord has blessed you.
  • You want to establish and nurture relationships with your brothers and sisters in the Lord by fellowshipping with them.

Blessings of membership

  •  You stop “shopping around” and begin to build a relationship with people of like-minded faith.
  • You get plugged into something bigger than you and you have a support system.
  • You partner with others to accomplish a task that lines up with God will as we know it.
  • A Christian without a church is an orphan. You have become adopted into the family of God

I am so glad to be a part of this body of believers and feel like God has mighty things in store for us if we will remain faithful and focused on the the things of God. Sometimes, we just need a reminder, I know this member does.


Pastor Tony


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