All Resources on Church Membership

Should I Commit to One Church?

Interviews

by John Piper

In episode 433, Pastor John discusses the importance of church membership.

When a Christian Won’t Repent from Sexual Sin

Interviews

by 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?

Interviews

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?

Interviews

by John Piper

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

The Issue Is Scripture!

Articles

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

Articles

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

Sermons

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.

Preserving the Covenant Community In Spite of Sickness and Sin

James 5:16-20

Sermons

by John Piper

How do you preserve the covenant community in spite of sickness and sin?

Obey Your Joyful Leaders, Part 1

Hebrews 13:17-19

Sermons

by John Piper

Spiritual leaders are to keep watch of the word, of Christ, of themselves, and of their people.

Advancing and Sustaining the Covenant Community

1 Thessalonians 3:11 - 4:2

Sermons

by John Piper

Every Christian has a crucial need for covenant relationships, regardless of how un-American it may be.

The New Covenant and the New Covenant People

1 Corinthians 11:17-34

Sermons

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

Sermons

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

Sermons

by John Piper

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

Obey Your Joyful Leaders, Part 2

Part Two

Hebrews 13:17

Sermons

by John Piper

Elders should see themselves as servants, and the church should have a bent toward trusting them.

Flesh Tank and Peashooter Regulations

Colossians 2:16-23

Sermons

by John Piper

Legalism is a more dangerous disease than alcoholism because it doesn't look like one.

Why a Church Covenant?

Hebrews 8

Sermons

by John Piper

We must seek a better understanding of the covenantal meaning of the local church.