The New Testament uses the analogy of a human body to describe the church. In 1 Corinthians 12:27, the Apostle Paul states, “Now you are Christ’s body and individually members of it.” The analogy is powerful. The local church is a living body. This body, as with the human body, is dependent on all of the members to be a healthy functioning body. And, inversely, each member is dependent on the body for its own life and vitality. It is this picture given the by Apostle Paul that makes church membership so important to the local church.
At Cascades Bible, we prioritize a formal church membership process to insure that we maintain a healthy church body and also to insure that each member is a healthy, functioning member of the body. How does church membership foster a healthy church body? By committing in formal membership, a believer signals their commitment to the body of Christ, affirms the church’s doctrine and philosophy, places himself under the shepherding care of its leaders and seeks to serve in ministry with accountability and the discipleship of others.
We believe the local church must prioritize and herald church membership. If you are interested in becoming a member of Cascades Bible Church please begin this process by reviewing our Church Bylaws, Constitution and application which can be accessed below. You can also obtain a full membership packet at our resource table on Sunday morning.
If you have further questions, please email Pastor Jeff at Jeff@cascadesbiblechurch.com.