Ask the women in your group, Before we began this discussion today, what did church membership mean to you? What gave you your definition of what it means to be a member of a church?
Explain that church membership may not be something you regularly consider, ponder, or study. But let’s take a moment to consider some scriptures found about church membership,
Share the following web article from the Christian Apologetics and Research Ministry (CARM). You may consider printing this article for the women in your group. Encourage them to Use this as a study guide this week in your quiet time. Ask God to reveal to you where you need to act, speak, or step up in this body of believers.
- Substitute the following question for Question 3 in the Personal Study Guide: How have the women of this church treated you as a family? Where have we fallen short of loving others?
- Substitute the following question for Question 4 in the Personal Study Guide: Why is being a member of this church a privilege? Who in a staff or layman role needs encouragement because of their leadership in that area?
We want to hear from you! How are you introducing the topic of the privilege of church membership with the women in your class or small group?