All Resources on Church Membership

When a Christian Won’t Repent from Sexual Sin

by Tony Reinke and John Piper

In Episode 148, Pastor John explains Matthew 18 and the issue of church discipline.

Is It Important for Me to Become a Member of My Local Church?

by John Piper

John Piper says it is biblical to commit yourself to a local church body.

What Is the Responsibility of Church Leaders to Committed Regular Attenders Who Are Not Members?

by John Piper

John Piper says that non-members miss out on the best pastoral care.

The Issue Is Scripture!

by John Piper

There's no biblical support for excluding people from church membership whose consciences condone occasional drinking.

The Meaning of Membership and Church Accountability


by Bethlehem Baptist Church Staff

Why does Bethlehem have a church membership covenant? And how do they understand and practice church discipline?

A Model of Covenant Exhortation

1 Thessalonians 4:1-12

by John Piper

Don't get into people's lives only when things are falling apart; get in when things are going well and help each other keep that course.

The New Covenant and the New Covenant People

1 Corinthians 11:17-34

by John Piper

The covenant that makes us belong to God makes us belong to each other.

Renewing the Covenant for the Sake of God's Name

Nehemiah 9:38

by John Piper

God is a great, mighty, awesome, covenant-keeping, loving God, who will help us, and who will show his love for us through the covenant.

Total Abstinence and Church Membership

Sunday Evening Message

by John Piper

Total abstinence may be the best way to treat alcohol today, but it should not be a requirement for church membership.