Our first every Prospective Members Class was a huge success. We had an incredible time discussing our beliefs about God and the Church and then looking at a biblical perspective of membership. The conversation was fruitful and deeply encouraging. I trust that all who attended left with a sense of joy at what God is doing in our midst.
Though the Bible never specifically uses the term membership, there is still a strong emphasis in scripture on identifying with God through a local gathering of believers. As one scholar put it, “The case for church membership is nowhere argued in the New Testament but everywhere assumed.”* Since the scriptures place so much emphasis on the gathering of believers and our life together, then we here at LITD want to do the same. This is why we rejoice at the many individuals who attended the Prospective Members Class.
If you are interested in becoming a member please contact any of our leaders.
*John Hammett, “The Why and Who of Church Membership” in Baptist Foundations ed. Mark Dever and Jonathan Leeman (Nashville: B&H Publishing, 2015), 169.