Category Archives: church membership
MEMBERSHIP VOWS OF THE PCA
I’m not a presbyterian, but these are pretty good. They summarize in large measure what a baptist church covenant states. The following are taken from the Presbyterian Church in America’s Book of Church Order in section 57-5: Do you acknowledge yourself to … Continue reading
Six Sample Church Covenants
I just read of a consultation videos that is being advertised to help churches renew membership processes to revitalize their churches. I saw that most of the content being sold or advertised is online for free. So I wanted to … Continue reading
9marks on Church Membership at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
Session 1: Jonathan Leeman Jonathan Leeman, editorial director for 9Marks, starts this years 9Marks at Southeastern conference by teaching from the book of Matthew. Download Audio Download Video Session 1 Panel Discussion Speakers gather together to discuss topics explored in … Continue reading
A Church without Corrective Discipline or Meaningful Membership is Like a…
“A good illustration of this is when we were driving around in Northwest DC and there was this beautiful home on the right (I don’t know if you remember this), but the walk came down from it, and there was … Continue reading
9Marks at Southeastern Seminary 2014 – Membership
Which Gospel Presentation is more faithful to the Bible’s teaching?
Jonathan Leeman writes: Which “gospel” do you believe in? Your answer to that question will have a direct bearing on what you think about church discipline. Therefore, it’s worth making sure we are talking about the same gospel before we … Continue reading
Not Eating with Excommunicated former Church Members who still Claim to be Christian
Paul writes in 1 Corinthians 5.9-13, “9 I wrote to you in a letter not to associate with sexually immoral people. 10 I did not mean the immoral people of this world or the greedy and swindlers or idolaters; otherwise you would have to leave the … Continue reading
What Should I Look for in a Church?
(originally posted in 2009 on our church blog) Questions to ask with hints at answers: 1. Do they believe and teach the gospel message clearly and regularly? You’ll want to hear how they articulate the gospel and what they believe about … Continue reading
At what age should we baptize children who profess faith in Christ?
Challies recently wrote a blog post laying out the different views on what age we should baptize children. I posted on this topic last year. What age do you think we should baptize children who profess faith in Christ?
A Church Covenant Made up of “One Anothers” Considered
This is taken from the Kaleo Church website (though the link is now dead): We promise to honor one another, be members of one another, live in harmony with one another, build one another up, be like-minded towards one another, accept … Continue reading