DUTIES OF MEMBERS

 

Having received Christ as Lord and Savior; having been baptized and being in agreement with all other church constitutional by-laws; and, having been led by the Holy Spirit to unite with the church family, members have committed to God and to the other fellowshipping members of this church to do the following:

 

 

  • Submit to the leadership, guidance, counsel, and oversight of the Pastor.

 

  • Attend church services regularly for spiritual nourishment, edification, and fellowship, according to the Word of God.

 

  • Sow financially into the church’s evangelistic ministries and missions in support of its purpose and vision.

 

  • Use spiritual gifts in ministry, as led by the Holy Spirit, for the edifying of the Body of Christ.

 

  • Live holy and productive lives, pleasing unto God and His Son, and, to bring honor and not reproach upon His Name, the church and the Body of Christ.

 

In a broader since, members have committed to:

 

  1.  Protect the unity of the church.

  • By acting in love toward other members.

  • By refusing to gossip.

  • By following the leaders.

 

  • “So let us concentrate on the things which make for harmony, and on the growth of our fellowship together”, Romans 14:19.

 

  • “Have a sincere love for other believers, love one another earnestly with all your heart”, 1 Peter 1:22.

 

  • “Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs”, Ephesians 4:29.

 

  • “Obey your leaders and submit to their authority. They keep watch over you as men who must give an account.  Obey them so that their work will be a joy, not a burden, for that would be no advantage to you”, Hebrew 13:17.

 

 

2.  Share the responsibility of the church.

  • By praying for its growth.

  • By inviting the un-churched to attend.

  • By warmly welcoming those who visit.

 

  • “To the church--…we always thank God for you and pray for you constantly”, 1 Thessalonians 1:1-2.

 

  • “The master said to the servant, “Go out to the roads and country lanes, and urge the people there to come so my house will be full”, Luke 14:23.

 

  • “So, warmly welcome each other into the church, just as Christ has warmly welcomed you; then God will be glorified”, Romans 15:7.

 

3.  Serve the ministries of the church.

  • By discovering your gifts and talents.

  • By being equipped to serve through regular Bible studies and discipleship trainings.

  • By developing a servant’s heart.

 

  • “Serve one another with the particular gifts God has given each of you”, 1 Peter 4:10.

 

  • “[God] gave…some to be Pastors and teachers, to prepare God’s people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up”, Ephesians 4:11-12.

 

  • “Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others.  Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus:  Who… [took on] the very nature of a servant”, Philippians 2:3-4, 7.

 

4.  Support the testimony of the church.

  • By attending faithfully.

  • By living a godly life.

  • By giving regularly.

 

  • “Let us not give up meeting together…but let us encourage one another”, Heb 10:25.

 

  • “Whatever happens, make sure that your everyday life is worthy of the gospel of Christ”, Philippians 1:27.

 

  • “Each one of you, on the first day of each week, should set aside a specific sum of money in proportion to what you have earned and use it for the offering”, 1 Corinthians 16:2.

 

  • “A tenth of [all your] produce…is the Lord’s, and is holy”, Leviticus 27:30.