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What is Chuch Membership?

In a word, it is Commitment.

When a player on the Houston Texans steps on to the football field for a game, they

are wearing a team jersey that makes it clear they are on the team. But what all went

into getting that jersey? Did the player just say he wanted to be on the team? No, he

made a commitment, as a player, to give his very best for the team, to be under the

authority of the NFL, the management of the Texans, and the coaches. Ultimately, he

wants to contribute to the overall success of the team.

 

We believe church membership has some similarities. It is a commitment to say you are on the team and you want to give my best to the team. You are under the authority of God and His Word, the Bible. You are submissive to the leadership of the church, and you want to contribute to the overall success of the church.

 

Membership in the Church universal is granted to all persons at the time of salvation.

Therefore, anyone who has believed in Jesus and received His forgiveness

is a member of the Church. However, membership in a local church can have a

variety of different meanings depending on the church.

 

At LifePoint Church, chuch membership is an agreement with five parts:

 

Part 1 is salvation. We ask that a person who wants to enter into membership

agreement at LifePoint be one who has received the free gift of salvation in Jesus.

Ephesians 2:8-9 says, “8 For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is

not your own doing; it is the gift of God, 9 not a result of works, so that no one may

boast.”

 

Part 2 is baptism. Baptism is a public profession of one’s faith in Jesus. Acts 2:38

says, “be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ.”

 

Part 3 is the mission. At LifePoint Church, our mission is making disciples and

building families. The first half of this statement is based in the Great Commission

given by Jesus in Matthew 28:18. It says, “Go and make disciples of all nations,

baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.” We are

about making disciples of Jesus at LifePoint. The second half of our mission

statement is building families, which is about equipping and empowering dads and

moms to take on the spiritual leadership of their children in the home. Building

families is also a reflection of the church being a family that cares for one another.

 

Part 4 is the motive. Love is the motive by which we carry out all ministry. It is

based in the Great Commandments. In Mark 12:30-31, Jesus said His followers are

to “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your

mind and with all your strength… and you shall love your neighbor as yourself.” Our

desire is that everything we do at LifePoint Church is done out of a spirit of love for

God and love for people.

 

Part 5 is the Bible. God’s Word is the foundation of all we believe. 2 Timothy 3:16-

17 says, “16 All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for

reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, 17 that the man of God may

be complete, equipped for every good work.” Scripture is our authority for all of our

faith, doctrine and practices.

At LifePoint, our elders have developed a list of Core Beliefs, based completely in

scripture, that direct our faith, doctrine and practices.

(Click below on "Step 2" to read LifePoint Church’s Core Beliefs)

 

Remember that membership is an “agreement.” So if you are making this agreement,

what do you get out of it? I’m glad you asked.

First and foremost, it is our greatest desire to see you grow in maturity in your faith.

Colossians 1:9-10 says, “we have not ceased to pray for you, asking that you may be

filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so as to

walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him, bearing fruit in every good

work and increasing in the knowledge of God.” As elders, it is our commitment to the

members of LifePoint Church to invest in those that have been entrusted to us and

to help them grow and mature in their faith, that they might bear fruit in every way.

Secondly, it our desire to care for you. As a member of LifePoint Church, you will be

paired with an elder and his wife to be your elder overseers. You will be given their

contact information so that you have direct access to them.

MEMBERSHIP (small)

STEPS TO BECOME A MEMBER:

 

STEP 1. Read Core Beliefs

 

STEP 2, Read Membership Agreement

 

STEP 3: Meet with an assigned elder.  

Contact Lowell Ballew when you are ready.

STEPS TO BECOME A MEMBER:

 

STEP 1. Read Core Beliefs

 

STEP 2, Read Membership Agreement

 

STEP 3: Meet with an assigned elder.  

Contact Lowell Ballew when you are ready.