Of course you should! We believe that everyone who loves God should be in an active relationship in which they are being taught and formed by the Word of God as well as living in community with the people of God. If the church is special to Jesus, it is odd for us to say that we love Him but not have His opinion of His church! While the church is often not what she should be, we must remember that the church is made up of imperfect people like ourselves. That doesn't free us from our obligation to be together as the church--rather, it helps us see how much we need His Word and His people! Most churches call this active relationship "church membership."
WHAT DOES MEMBERSHIP MEAN?
Membership is about declaring and caring. It means declaring a formal relationship between a local church and a Christian. The church promises to care for and oversee the Christian's discipleship and the Christian promises to submit to the care and discipleship of the church. Declaring a relationship allows the church to best care for its members.
Membership implies activity and commitment. This means that you're on "the team." As we seek to make a difference in the world, your membership at Cedar Creek means that we can count on you as we plan ministry.
Membership implies accountability. What specifically can we "count" on you for? There are four things: 1) That you will live in community with us by regularly giving of your time and your resources to our church and ministry vision as you live daily for the Lord 2) That you will live in community with us by regularly attending a small group 3) That you will seek to grow in your trust and understanding of God by making use of our Equipping Classes 4) That you will allow yourself to be deployed for Christ's service in and outside our local church.