Many churches have official membership with guidelines on what is required to become a member. Some Christians object to formal membership because the true Church as the Body of Christ is made up of everyone who professes faith in Christ. There is no specific place in Scripture where believers are commanded to become formal members of a local church. However, believers are instructed in the New Testament to fellowship with other believers, to participate in the mission of the Church, to emulate the faith of their leaders, and to submit to the authority of the leaders of their church (Rom 12:3–21; 1 Cor 12:12–31; 16:15–16; Eph 4:11–16; 1 Thess 5:12; 1 Tim 5:17–19; Heb 13:7, 17; 1 Pet 5:1–5). Membership is a way for believers to formally identify a specific local church as the one they have aligned with to meet those aspects of Christian living.
As the Senior Pastor at New Spirit of Prayer Family Church, my mission is to help us spread the Gospel in Deeds and Words. I want to equip the body of Christ to evangelize the world and to be prepared for His return.