Upcoming Events

October 17:
No Youth/Bells/Adult Choir/Bible Study

October 19:
Manna Market

October 20/21:
Life 101 - New Members begin their process in worship each with the PLACE Series

October 28:
Trunk or Treat

October 29 - November 2:
Meals on Wheels

October 31:
Youth & Family at Feed My Starving Children

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Key Verse:

“For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. “
1 Corinthians 12:12

Why Is Being a Church Member Important?
By Pastor Jon Haakana

When I was growing up in the 60’s and 70’s, going to church was a way of life. Over 70% of church members regularly attended church. Close to 85% of Americans claimed membership in a Christian church. Now both of those numbers have dropped significantly. What’s the difference? There’s more to do? We’re busier today? The church doesn’t offer what I need? The church is full of hypocrites.

While those statements hold partial truth, many of those reasons have just become excuses for us. The fact remains that we believe and teach the importance of regularly attending church. We continue to strongly encourage people to becomes members of a local church. But, why is it important? What is the Biblical understanding of what it means to be part of the body of Christ?

Sometimes we join our churches expecting others to serve us, to feed us, and to care for us.
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