Connecting people with God and each other
Romans 12:5 So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another.
Ephesians 4:25 Let each one of you speak the truth with his neighbor, for we are members one of another.
Membership is not just showing up to church meetings; it is not a status symbol or social club. Membership is entering into a covenant that calls for a higher degree of responsibility, service and sacrifice. By becoming a Member you are committing to be part of a spiritual family that will provide support and encouragement in your walk with Christ. Our elders and leadership pledge to assist our Members first and foremost, by providing care and counsel as well as pray, teach, and guide as necessary.
Why even have church membership?
"Christians are to work within their particular church for the cause of the gospel. Therefore, church members are, in a sense, leaders and servants of the church who serve according to their abilities in accordance with Jesus’ command to love God and their neighbor. They must be trained and released to use their spiritual gifts in various ways so that they too are leading the church, behind the elders and deacons, as the priesthood of believers that Scripture speaks of throughout the New Testament” (Vintage Church, 78).
EWC member's "Marriage Policy"