For centuries, church membership has been used as a means of control and manipulation. Members were granted special authority, rights and entitlements. Some individuals joined local churches in hopes of benefiting from their position within the local community. Members were focused on voting rights, power, and wielding influence rather than living out the gospel in the context of a local church.
The true picture of membership looks much different. Active Membership in a local body of believers is focused on personal responsibility, shared affirmation, and commitment to participation within the body of Christ. From a biblical perspective, members of the body have a specific function to play within the larger whole. Therefore, members are invited into a deeper level of community and care within the local church. In short, one does not join a local church, but rather willingly submits to it.
Our hope is for believers to understand what it means to walk intimately with Jesus in the context of a local church – living, loving and serving within the body of Christ. We long to inspire you to leave behind spectator Christianity, inward-focused church life, and isolated religious consumption, and help you move toward a more robust and biblically faithful picture of Active Membership at The Well.
For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function, so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another. - Romans 12:4–5, ESV
Therefore, Active Membership is an invitation to be a part of something much more profound.
Are you ready for real commitment? It’s time for you to sign up for one of our Membership Classes.
- Register for November 22, 2020 from 2-3:30pm: