Church Membership

How the World Knows Who Represents Jesus

Why should you join a church? Becoming a member of a church is an important.

Part of the series.


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“Church leaders across many denominations will find this little book filled with practical ideas and good arguments that will help us cure Christians in our culture today of their allergy to church membership, pastoral authority, life accountability, and any limits to their personal freedom.”

“Brief, fresh, entertaining, and, above all, biblical. This is the explanation and defense of church membership you’ve been looking for.”

“Practical. Convicting. Biblically faithful. Leeman reminds us that church membership is not a choice but a demand. The book is punchy and provocative, but at the same time it is permeated with the gospel of grace.”

“We live in an age where people relate to and make decisions about church much like they do with a restaurant. We desperately need to be awakened from our consumeristic slumber. This book is the wake-up call that is needed to turn church consumers into gospel participants.”



1. We’ve Been Approaching It All Wrong
2. Membership Sightings in the New Testament
3. What Is a Church? What Is a Church Member?
4. What Are a Church and Its Members Like?
5. What Are the “Standards” of Membership?
(Becoming a Member)
6. How Should a Member Submit to a Church?
(Being a Member)
7. What Happens When Members Don’t Represent Jesus?
8. Must Membership Look the Same Everywhere?

Additional information

Weight 0.215 kg
Dimensions 18.03 × 13.21 × 1.52 cm
Book Author/s

Jonathan Leeman








About the Author
Jonathan Leeman

Jonathan Leeman

Jonathan Leeman (Ph.D, Wales) serves as editorial director for 9Marks. He has written and edited over a dozen books, and edits the 9Marks Journal and series of books (go to 9Marks.org). He also teaches at several seminaries and serves as an elder at Cheverly Baptist Church in suburban Washington, DC.
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