I Am A Church Member

I Am a Church Member: Discovering the Attitude that Makes the DifferenceI Am a Church Member
By Thom S. Rainer
B & H
Retail Price $12.99
Amazon Price: $9.98

Book Description: 

Best-selling author and ministry leader Thom S. Rainer drew an exceptional response when he posted a 500-word declaration about church membership to his daily blog. “I Am a Church Member” started a conversation about the attitudes and responsibilities of church members — rather than the functional and theological issues — that previous new member primers all but ignored.
Thoughtfully expanded to book form, I Am a Church Member begins to remedy the outbreak of inactive or barely committed church members, addressing without apology what is expected of those who join a body of believers. When a person’s attitude is consistently biblical and healthy, matters of giving, serving, and so forth will fall into place more naturally.

Six intentional chapters with study questions guide this rising discussion:

1. I Will Be a Unifying Church Member
2. I Will Not Let the Church Be About My Preferences and
Desires
3. I Will Pray for My Church Leaders
4. I Will Lead My Family to Be Healthy Church Members
5. I Will Be a Functioning Member
6. I Will Treasure Church Membership as a Gift

Review

As a Pastor, I appreciate this book.  It addresses the responsibilities of church membership, which are really taken likely by most church members.  In a church today, it is still sadly true that 20% of the members do 80% of the work.  This book aims to remedy that.  I like that the author compares church membership to a country club membership. He certainly gets his point across.  I think this is a must read in any membership class before allowing a person to become a member of your church.

~Reviewed by Rev. John C.

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