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Five Blessings of Church Membership

  1. MEMBERSHIP PUBLICLY AFFIRMS that you are a believer in Jesus as Lord. When you say, “I want to become a member of New Hope Christian Church,” you affirm your choice to publicly identify with this group of people who want to follow Jesus. 

Romans 12:5  and Ephesians 2: 19 - 20

  1. MEMBERSHIP PROVIDES A SPIRITUAL FAMILY who will support and encourage you in your desire to walk with Jesus. You don’t need to feel alone or on the outside looking in. Membership provides a family where you belong and are accepted. 

Hebrews 10: 24 - 25  

  1. MEMBERSHIP GIVES YOU A PLACE TO SERVE as you use your spiritual gifts through ministry in both the New Hope family and in the Venice-Nokomis community. Research statistics show that those who are “actively-religious are more likely than their less-religious peers to describe themselves as very happy’. (Pew Research Center). The expectation is that, as a member of New Hope, you will serve in ways that will bless you as we all serve Jesus together. 1 Corinthians 12: 4 - 27

  2. MEMBERSHIP PROVIDES SPIRITUAL PROTECTION under Godly leaders who care deeply about the members of this church. Godly leaders are like spiritual coaches who give guidance to help you live out your faith. Being under their guidance is an important aspect of membership. Hebrews 13: 17

  3. MEMBERSHIP PROVIDES SPIRITUAL ACCOUNTABILITY. Accountability merely means that you are ‘counted on’. When we know someone is counting on us, it provides motivation to follow through on our commitments. As Christians, we are called to be accountable with how we act.  Colossians 3: 12 - 17

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