Why Membership?

Some people think that the idea of church membership is outdated, too rigid or constraining, optional, or totally unnecessary. Yet David Platt says, “You cannot be a disciple of Christ and you cannot fully make disciples of Christ apart from total commitment to a local church.” And Matt Chandler explains that, “local church membership is a matter of biblical obedience, not personal preference.” Why would they say this so strongly? I sought to find out as I recently spoke on the biblical rationale and importance of church membership. Here are a few articles that I found helpful as I studied.

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