WHAT IS CHURCH MEMBERSHIP?
IS CHURCH MEMBERSHIP BIBLICAL (3 minute video)
CHURCH MEMBERSHIP by William Boekestein (video)
WHY JOIN A CHURCH? by Larry Wilson and Mark Brown (article)
Vow #1. Do you receive the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments as the Word of God, the only infallible rule of faith and practice?
"The Inspiration of Scripture" by James W. Scott
"Is the Bible the Word of God?" - J. Grechem Machen
"Why Should We Believe the Bible" by John Rogers
Vow #2. Have you experienced that you were a condemned and helpless sinner, and, so far as you know your heart, have you believed in Christ as an all-sufficient Savior, realizing that God, for Christ’s sake, has pardoned your sins?
Vow #3. Will you earnestly strive to avoid the follies and vices of this world, to increase in knowledge, to grow in grace, and to live henceforth for Christ?
HEIDELBERG CATECHISM Q/A 65-129
Conforming to the Image of Christ (three articles)
Infant Baptism: God's Grandchildren by Michael Horton
Signed, Sealed, Delivered by Larry Wilson (article on the Lord's Supper)
Vow #4. Do you sincerely agree to be bound by the Constitution and By-Laws of this Church so long as you may be a member thereof; to be faithful in your attendance at the regular stated services of the Church, as long as God may give you health and strength?
Vow #5. Will you endeavor to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace; to love your bretheren in the Lord; to act toward them with kindness and justice; to judge with candor, and admonish in charity?