Membership

Members are saints who are committed to Jesus (Rom. 10:9) and the people of Resurrection Church (Eph. 2:19), expressed in their baptism (Mat. 28:19), living lives of holiness (2 Tim. 1:9), their commitment to our doctrine (Titus 2:1), and submission to our leaders (Heb. 13:17). In addition, their commitment to the church body is evidenced in their participating in our weekly corporate gathering regularly, service to the body, financial giving, practicing spiritual disciplines and regularly engaging in discipleship relationships.


Members of a church should be held to the moral standards and character qualifications of what God calls all Christians to. One example of that calling is laid out in Galatians 5:16-24 and is useful for determining the character qualifications of a member.

Galatians 5:16–24 says, “[16] But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. [17] For the desires of the flesh are against the Spirit, and the desires of the Spirit are against the flesh, for these are opposed to each other, to keep you from doing the things you want to do. [18] But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law. [19] Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, [20] idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, [21] envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. [22] But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, [23] gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. [24] And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.”

Per this passage, we will hold members to the standard of walking by the Spirit and not gratifying the desires of the flesh. Members are committed to living lives that show a pattern of godly living versus a pattern of fleshly living.