What it means to be a member of the Transforming Church
The difference between ‘attendees’ ad ‘members’ can be summed up in one word; – commitment. Here, we recognize the need for a formal membership. We ask you to commit to membership for four reasons;
- Scriptural Reason; Christ is committed to the church “…. Christ loved the church, and He gave his life for it” Ephesians 5:25
- Cultural Reason: It is an antidote to our social crisis. We live in an age where few want to be committed to anything. Membership swims against the current of “consumer religion.” It is an unselfish decision, and it helps build character.
- Practical Reason: It defies who can be counted on. Every army has an enlistment. Membership identifies our family.
- Personal Reason: It produces spiritual growth. The new testament places a major emphasis on the need for Christians to be accountable to each other for spiritual growth. You cannot be accountable when you are not committed to any specific church family. Spiritual maturity comes with accountability.
At TTC, we never ask our members to do more than the Bible clearly teaches. We only expect our members to do what the Bible expects every child of God to do.