Baptism and Membership

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We are working through this issues as a church body. This is an information session talking about membership, its importance and the growth cycle for believers.

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Baptism and Membership

  1. 1. Baptism and Membership<br />A Biblical discussion of their connection within the church <br />
  2. 2. The Baptist Acrostic<br />Biblical authority (Mat 24:35; 1 Pet 1:23; 2 Tim 3:16-17)<br />Autonomy of the local church (Mat 18:15–17; 1 Cor 6:1-3)<br />Priesthood of all believers<br />Two ordinances (believer's baptism and the Lord's Supper) (Act 2:41–47; 1 Cor. 11:23-32)<br />Individual soul liberty<br />Saved church membership (Mat 16:18; Eph 5:23–32; Col 1:18)<br />Two offices of the church (pastor and deacon)<br />Separation of Church and State<br />
  3. 3. Images of the Church<br />
  4. 4. The Value of local church<br />The real life practice of the “one anothers”<br />The exercise of spiritual gifts for glory of God<br />The development of your faith and relationship with God<br />The working model of interdependence, mutual benefit, and leadership<br />
  5. 5. Formal Ceremony<br />Ceremony is important for the partners<br />Ceremony is important for the witnesses<br />Ceremony is highly cultural<br />
  6. 6. The Church & the church<br />Universal Church<br />(“Big C” church, catholic, world-wide, global)<br />Local Church<br />(“Little C” church, local, Tabernacle Baptist Church)<br />
  7. 7. Local Church<br />(“Little C” church, local, Tabernacle Baptist Church)<br />Regenerated<br />Un-regenerated<br />
  8. 8. The Baptist Acrostic<br />Biblical authority (Mat 24:35; 1 Pet 1:23; 2 Tim 3:16-17)<br />Autonomy of the local church (Mat 18:15–17; 1 Cor 6:1-3)<br />Priesthood of all believers<br />Two ordinances (believer's baptism and the Lord's Supper) (Act 2:41–47; 1 Cor. 11:23-32)<br />Individual soul liberty<br />Saved church membership (Mat 16:18; Eph 5:23–32; Col 1:18)<br />Two offices of the church (pastor and deacon)<br />Separation of Church and State<br />
  9. 9. The Signals of Regeneration<br />We cannot see the heart<br />We have to look for early fruit<br />Love of the Savior, gospel<br />Love of the Word<br />Love of the brothers, church<br />
  10. 10. BAPTISM<br />SALVATION<br />MEMBERSHIP<br />MINISTRY/SERVICE<br />
  11. 11. Membership Coaching<br />We are interested in stranding any runners<br />We are interested in reaching the goal “every member a minister”<br />We will not force runners to advance before they are ready<br />
  12. 12. Membership Issues to Avoid<br />Membership as a bragging right, entitlement<br />Membership as an oppression instrument or excuse for abuse<br />Membership as a casual understanding<br />Membership as a forced, coerced decision<br />
  13. 13. Technical Membership<br />GROWTH<br />GROWTH<br />GROWTH<br />Leadership<br />Practical Membership<br />GROWTH<br />GROWTH<br />Fuzzy Membership<br />
  14. 14. Progressive Membership<br />1 = “FUZZY” <br />friendship, comfort in services, welcomed<br />2 = “WARM” <br />small group involvement, investigative, interested<br />3 = “TECHNICAL” <br />membership ceremony, formal identification<br />4 = “PRACTICAL” <br />ministry involvement, fully invested, $/time/talent<br />5 = “LEADERSHIP”<br />
  15. 15. Some examples to consider<br />Ethopianeunuch (Acts 8:35-39)<br />Philippianjailor (Acts 16:31-34)<br />Thief on cross (Luke 23:39-43)<br />Simon, the Great (Acts 8:12-24)<br />The Corinthians (1 Cor. 1:14-17)<br />Paul (Acts 9:18; 22:13-16)<br />Jesus (Matt 3:13-17; Luk 3:21-22)<br />John (Matt 3:6-12; Mrk 1:8-9; Luk 3:3-9)<br />
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