Monday, March 9, 2009

First Membership Class - March 8, 2009

We had our first session in our membership module that will run until April 19, 2009. On that Lord's Day, that is also our 13th church anniversary, as a congregation we will sign a Membership Covenant together. This is the first time we are doing this in our church. Not many churches in our area require their members to sign a covenant. Churches and attenders have this habit of "assuming membership", that when somebody has been attending church services regularly, they are assumed to be members already. I think that is one of the many reasons why there are so many Christians not actively involved in their local churches. Because when they joined the church, there were no expectations, responsibilities, and priveleges. Some of them even don't know what their churches believe in. They think it's all the same, so when they have the slightest reason to leave that church, they can hop to another so easily.

I hope this step that we are doing as a church will be used by God to strengthen His people. Ironically, during this first session, attendance is cut almost to half. That is something I have to be thinking for a good one week.

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