Responsibilities of Members

What are the responsibilities of membership?

As members of the Body of Christ, and as a family of brothers and sisters in Christ, we have certain responsibilities. Members of the fellowship are expected/encouraged to:

1. Protect the unity of the Church

  • By concentrating on the things which build up harmony and growth of fellowship (Romans 14:19)
  • By acting in love towards other members (1 Peter 1:22)
  • By refusing to gossip (Ephesians 4:29)
  • By following the church leaders (Hebrews 13:17)

2. Share the responsibility of the Church

  • By praying for its growth (1 Thessalonians 1:1-2)
  • By inviting the unchurched to attend (Luke 14:23)
  • By warmly welcoming those who visit (Romans 15:7)

3. Serve the ministry of the Church

  • By discerning my talents and gifts ((1 Peter 4:10)
  • By exercising my talents and gifts under the leadership of the Elders and for the building up of the members (Ephesians 4:11-12)
  • By developing a servants heart (Philippians 2:3-4,7)

4. Support the testimony of the Church

  • By attending faithfully (Hebrews 10:25)
  • By living a godly life (Philippians 1:27)
  • By giving regularly (1 Corinthians 16:2 & Leviticus 27:30)
  • By joining a small house group (Acts 2:46)


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