The importance of church membership.
"Give yourself to the Church. You that are members of the Church have not found it perfect and I hope that you feel almost glad that you have not. If I had never joined a Church till I had found one that was perfect, I would never have joined one at all! And the moment I did join it, if I had found one, I should have spoiled it, for it would not have been a perfect Church after I had become a member of it. Still, imperfect as it is, it is the dearest place on earth to us. . . All who have first given themselves to the Lord, should, as speedily as possible, also give themselves to the Lord’s People. How else is there to be a Church on the earth? If it is right for anyone to refrain from membership in the Church, it is right for everyone, and then the testimony for God would be lost to the world!
As I have already said, the Church is faulty, but that is no excuse for your not joining it if you are the Lord’s. Nor need your own faults keep you back, for the Church is not an institution for perfect people, but a sanctuary for sinners saved by Grace, who, though they are saved, are still sinners and need all the help they can derive from the sympathy and guidance of their fellow Believers. The Church is the nursery for God’s weak children where they are nourished and grow strong. It is the fold for Christ’s sheep—the home for Christ’s family."
—Charles Spurgeon, sermon no. 2234 “The Best Donation”
Why Join a Church?
Through Human Eyes
Some Christians tend to view their Christianity as a personal relationship with God and not much else. They know that this “personal relationship” should affect the way they live in some way, but often don’t recognize the importance of participating in a local church.
In our independence, we can ignore the church altogether.
In our pragmatism, we can pollute the church with human-centered ideas.
In our missions, we can minimize the church and its proper place.
In our traditions, we can undermine the church and render it ineffective.
In our preferences, we can shape the church and make it all about us.
In our comforts, we can weaken the church to suit our own desires.
In God's Eyes
The local church is the most important institution on the face of the earth. The Bible calls the church the “bride” of Jesus. Jesus loves the church. He gave up his life, dying on the cross for the church.
Reasons we must cherish the church:
Because we live for the glory of God.
Because we worship the son of God.
Because we possess the Spirit of God.
Because we are the people of God.
Because we preach the Gospel of God.
Ready to Join?
A person may start the membership process by completing the form or speaking with one of our pastors standing at the close of the service. We will answer your questions and guide you through this process.
If you are simply interested in finding out more about Green Street, you can attend one of our new membership classes. See below or Contact Kristi McDaniel for a schedule. The class will not only help you have a better understanding of who we are and how we function but will also include a tour and an opportunity to meet the staff.
Starting Point Membership Class
Are you considering joining Green Street? Do you want to know more about membership? Join us for our Starting Point New Members Class.
New Members Guide
We have created this guide to help new and prospective members understand who we are as a church body.