Church Membership Provides Protection
One of my favorite passages about church community is from the book of Hebrews: Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful; and let us consider how to stimulate one another to love and good deeds, not forsaking our own assembling together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another; and all the more as you see the day drawing near. (Hebrews 10:23-25)
Every year I have the privilege to work through the new members class and talk with perspective members about joining the community of believers at New Life. Throughout the conversations I talk with people with various perspectives concerning church membership.
Our Pastor writes most of the blog posts we publish, however, occasionally some of our other church leadership (some staff, some volunteer) who also contribute to the New Life blog.