A Biblical Reason: Christ committed to the church. “Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her.” Ephesians 5:25A Practical Reason: Membership defines who can be counted on. Every team must have a roster. Every school must have an enrollment. Every army must have an enlistment. Even our country takes a census and requires voters registration. Membership identifies our family.
A Cultural Reason: Membership is an antidote to our society. We live in an age where very few people want to be committed to anything – a job, a marriage, our country. This attitude has even produced a generation of “church shoppers & hoppers”. Membership is contrary to the current attitude of consumer religion. The commitment of membership is an unselfish decision which serves others and builds character.
A Personal Reason: Membership produces spiritual growth. The Bible places a major emphasis on the need for Christians to be accountable to each other for spiritual growth. You cannot be accountable when you’re not committed to any specific church-family. The difference between attenders and members can be summed up in one word: commitment!
Membership at PHOP
Membership in this church shall be open only to those individuals who:
- Have been born again
- Evidence a consistent Christian life as judged by the Eldership
- Voluntarily subscribe to the tenets of faith
- Have been in regular attendance for a period of six months
- Are 18 years of age or older
- Maintain ongoing involvement in the activities of the church
- Practice storehouse tithing
- Have successfully completed the Membership process which will include:
- Listen to the 5 messages in the Core Values Series
- Submit application for membership
- Meet with the lead pastor for membership approval
Forms and Information
Core Values Series