A CHURCH OF RESPONSIBILITY

As you become a member of the Church of the Nazarene, there are four areas of responsibility that we present you. We pray that they will lift and encourage you in your Christian walk. We pray that you will join us as we lift up Christ and He draws others to himself.

A Commitment to Personal Growth. We ask our members to commit themselves to personal growth as they attend the worship service, take part in educational opportunities, and develop a positive life-style in Jesus Christ.

A Commitment to Ministry. We ask each of our members to find a place of ministry and service in the church. This may be a formal ministry such as music, teaching, and visiting, or an informal ministry of inviting neighbors, showing concern, writing notes of appreciation, and encouraging others. Open your life for God’s use wherever you are.

A Commitment to Consistent Giving. We ask our members to give consistently to the work of the church. We are completely dependent upon the gifts of members and friends. When we hear someone say, “We are the Church,” this includes each of us.

A Commitment to Share Your Faith. We ask our members to share the faith, hope and love of Christ with others. There are many ways to do this. The best way is through your own enthusiasm and joy. Let me encourage each of you to invite a friend.

These responsibilities are great. And they are something we do together. They are something we do through mutual encouragement. They are something we do through the love and power of Jesus Christ who said, “For my yoke is easy and my burden is light: (Matt. 11:30). In Jesus, the burden becomes a blessing and a journey is a joy.

A PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY

“What does it mean to be a church member?” Joining the church does not change our status before God. However, it does say something about our commitment to one another. Becoming a member of the church is saying, “I will serve my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, with this local family of God.”

We believe that God has great things in store for the church. And we believe He has good things in store for you. “Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever! Amen.” (Eph. 3:20-21).