The idea of being a “member” of a group of people comes from the Bible in regards to belonging to a local church. (Rom. 12:4-5, 1 Cor. 12:14)
We believe the Bible has two basic components to being a member
submitting to leadership
submitting to other members
Submitting to Leadership
The new testament church gives many charges to leaders of the local church to the people they oversee (1 Peter 5:1-5) and to those in the church to their leaders. Submitting to leadership is saying that you trust the leaders God has put in place to lead you to follow Jesus. We are not called to submit to every leader of just any church but to the ones that we see as biblically qualified and given oversight of our souls.
Submitting to Other Members
There are 59 “one another” passages in the new testament. Commands we are called to fulfill with fellow believers. In becoming a member you are saying I will aim to fulfill these commands with the other members of SDCC.
Our next SDCC 101 class in on Saturday August 10th from 9am-12pm, you can register here.