At Rolling Plains United Methodist Church we take membership very seriously. We believe that membership does not have its privileges but that it has its responsibilities.
In other words we don’t join a church to get extra benefits like in a country club where it is all about being served and getting what we want. We join a church to be committed to the body of Christ there by using our time, talents, and treasures to bless those in the church and beyond the walls of the church out into the community and world. Membership is a commitment.
Why is membership important?
1. A Biblical Reason. Christ is committed to the church and it shows obedience to what He is committed to. The Bible says, "Christ loved the church and gave His life for it.”
2. A Cultural Reason. It is an antidote to our society. We live in an age where very few people want to be committed to anything ... a job, a marriage, a church, a country. This attitude has produced a generation of church shoppers and church hoppers. They hop around from one church to another every week. Membership swims against the current of America's consumer religion. It is an unselfish decision. Commitment always builds character.
3. 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 who's in our family and who's not.
4. A Personal Reason. Membership produces spiritual growth. The New Testament places a major emphasis on the need for Christians to e accountable to each other for spiritual growth. You can't be accountable when you're not committed to any specific church family.
To find out more about Joining our Church, mark Get to Know Rolling Plains on your Connection Card or contact the church office at 740-453-4192 for the next Get to Know