Membership With Anthem
Joining a church is much more than joining a social club or gathering. Membership at Anthem reflects the biblical command to do life with one another in a way that demonstrates Jesus to this world.
In joining with the other members at Anthem Church, you are committing yourself to taking responsibility for the other members, using your time, abilities, money and spiritual gifts to encourage, edify and equip them for works of service. You are also submitting yourself to the other members, including the elders, being accountable to them in your own pursuit of Jesus and receiving encouragement, edification and equipping from them. (Romans 12:5-8, 12:13, 13: 13-14, Ephesians 4:11-12, 4:25, Hebrews 13:17, 1 Timothy 5:17, 1 Peter 4:10)
INTRO TO MEMBERSHIP
Intro To Membership is designed to inform and have conversation around what it looks to belong to a local church, specifically Anthem Thousand Oaks. Our goal for these two weeks is to establish common ground to move forward together.
Both weeks, we will unpack biblical truths about belonging in the body of Christ and have some conversations and discussion around those topics.
At the end of the two weeks, those who have prayerfully considered membership and have committed to becoming part of the Anthem family will be recommended to the elders of Anthem.
A wonderful book on the subject is Church Membership by Jonathan Leem an, which we highly encourage each prospective member to read. It explains what membership is and why it’s important to commit to a local body of believers. We recommend, if you are able, to read it before joining us at "Intro to Membership."
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