What’s the difference between being an “attenders” and a “member? It can be summed up in one word: commitment! As NorthRoad we recognize the need for a formal membership. We ask you to commit to membership for four reasons:
- A Biblical Reason: Christ is committed to the church (Eph. 5:25)
- A Cultural Reason: It’s an antidote to our society. We live in an age where very few want to be committed to anything...a job...a marriage...our country. This attitude has even produced a generation of “church shoppers & hoppers.” Membership swims against the current of America’s “consumer religion” mentality. It is an unselfish decision. Commitment always builds character.
- A Practical Reason: It defines who can be counted on. Every team must have a roster. Every school must have an enrollment. Every business has a payroll. Every army has an enlistment. Even our country takes a census and requires voter registration. Membership identifies our family.
- A 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're not committed to any specific church family.
What’s Expected of Me as a Member?
At NorthRoad, 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 Christian to do. These responsibilities are spelled out in The NorthRoad Covenant. And what does this involve?
- Protecting the unity of my church
- Sharing the responsibility of my church
- Serving the ministry of my church
- Supporting the testimony of my church.
Interested in learning more about Membership at NorthRoad?
Sign up for an upcoming Orientation at NorthRoad class to start the process of becoming a member. Have questions? Fill out the form below and one of our pastors will reach out to you.