Why should I become a member?
1) Because Jesus wants you to. Not necessarily at Jubilee Church, but if not Jubilee, somewhere. 1 Peter 2:4 says, “And coming to Him as to a living stone…you also, as living stones, are being built up as a spiritual house for a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ”. This text tells us that as we come closer and closer to Jesus (The Living Stone), He builds us (also living stone) closer and closer to others to be a spiritual house (not made of bricks but people). God’s plan for you is not to live in isolation or independence, but rather to be built into a community where there is interdependence.
2) Because you will grow spiritually. You don’t become a member of a church for the perks and to have more stuff to consume, but the real benefit of church membership is giving yourself and participating in something bigger than yourself. It’s about presenting your bodies as living sacrifices as worship unto Jesus and this needs to happen in local community. When you give yourself to Jesus and a local church this way, amazing things can happen. We are just like a young tree. If we uproot ourselves every couple of months to a new spot, we won’t have a chance to grow. However, if we stay in one spot with good soil, plenty of water and sunshine, we’ll thrive.