Five Church Membership Models

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Podcast Episode #578

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Every church has varying membership requirements. In today’s podcast Thom and Sam discuss membership classes and the strengths and weaknesses of church expectations.

Some highlights from today’s episode –

  • Church membership is the lived out metaphor of being a part of the body in 1 Corinthians 12.
  • Follow up is critical and often the missing component of assimilation.
  • The membership class is the starting line and follow up is the next immediate step.
  • If people come to a class to learn about membership, they expect you to follow up with the expectations you set.
  • If you can’t tell someone in an hour your church’s expectations, then you should be more succinct in what you are communicating.

Five Membership Models:

  1. Membership through an entry class without significant follow-up
  2. Membership by request and affirmation
  3. Membership through an entry class with significant follow-up
  4. Membership renewal
  5. Avoidance of membership terminology

Resources mentioned in today’s podcast


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