What Membership Looks Like at Roswell
“For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function, so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another.”
When Paul sought language to describe the Church, he looked at his own body (1 Cor. 12.12-26). The body, with its many and varied parts, was created to work in harmony. No one part is independent and each part relies on the others to function healthily and as intended. This is how the Church lives and grows. The Church is not a building or a series of programs or a Sunday service. The Church is made of people who are disciples of Jesus Christ, who recognize that they must depend on the Holy Spirit and each other to follow Jesus in this world. Membership is a declaration of this reality. Membership at Roswell Community Church is not a club where some are in and some are out. It’s not something you join. It does not determine who the pastors will love or visit in the hospital or pray for. And it’s certainly not a back-door way of holding people accountable to giving!
Rather, it’s a declaration of belonging to this local Body. It’s a way of saying formally, “I am here at Roswell Community Church. I entrust myself to the church’s care, protection, and authority. And I commit to be on mission with my brothers and sisters here—pursuing life and cultural transformation through the Gospel in our people and city.”