Best-selling author and ministry leader Thom S. Rainer drew an exceptional response when he posted a 500-word declaration about church membership to his daily blog. "I Am a Church Member" started a conversation about the attitudes and responsibilities of church members -- rather than the functional and theological issues -- that previous new member primers all but ignored.
Thoughtfully expanded to book form, I Am a Church Member begins to remedy the outbreak of inactive or barely committed church members, addressing without apology what is expected of those who join a body of believers. When a person's attitude is consistently biblical and healthy, matters of giving, serving, and so forth will fall into place more naturally.
Six intentional chapters with study questions guide this rising discussion:
1. I Will Be a Unifying Church Member
2. I Will Not Let the Church Be About My Preferences and Desires
3. I Will Pray for My Church Leaders
4. I Will Lead My Family to Be Healthy Church Members
5. I Will Be a Functioning Member
6. I Will Treasure Church Membership as a Gift
I am a church member
I read this book in 45 minutes. It has been the most easiest book that I have ever read. It is written so that the reader can fully understand what the author is saying. It has been a pleasurable experience reading “I am a church member”! I now understand what it really means to become a part of my church . Thank you Mr. T. S. Rainer for making it so simple.
I Am a Church Member
This book should be on every congregations reading list and included in every new members packet. It would be a great Sunday school series.
Thank God for this Book
This book was very refreshing to read. It gave me a different perspective on membership I thank you Dr. Rainer for allowing God to use you to help me help my church members. I now see as a senior pastor The importance of each member of our church reading this. Then they to can become better members for the kingdom again thank you may God bless you and keep you.