At Journey Church, we recognize the need for formal membership. We commit to membership in our church family for four reasons:
A Biblical Reason: Jesus is Committed to The Church
Christ loved the church, and He gave his life for it. Ephesians 5:25
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. Membership identifies our family.
At Journey Church, a person becomes a member by:
- Placing their faith and trust in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.
- Being biblically baptized.
- Attending Growth Track and signing the Membership Covenant.
A Cultural Reason: It is an Antidote to Our Society
We live in an age where very few want to be committed to anything. This attitude has even produced a generation of church shoppers and hoppers. Membership swims against the current of America's consumer religion. Commitment is an unselfish decision and builds character.
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 are not committed to any specific church family. Who you are becoming is based on the commitments you have made. Our desire is to equip you to become a fully devoted follower of Jesus Christ.