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Membership Matters – Session 4

Membership Matters – Session 4

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Membership Matters - Session 4

You want to Join us?

You want to join Crystal Park Baptist Church Benoni? That's great! This course helps us learn about you and helps you learn about us.

There are 5 sessions you must to go through. You may do the sessions with a group of member candidates in membership classes. Or you may do the sessions one on one with a member of the church.

Each session takes 1 hour to complete. At the end of each session there is some homework you will need to Fill in and Return to us.

There are resources listed as For Further Study. While you're encouraged to listen or watch them it's not required.

In Session 4 we will look at what we Require, Expect and Encourage our members to do.

Required to Attend Sunday Services

Our members are required to attend Sunday services.

Expected to Attend General Meetings

Our members are expected to attend general meetings.

Encouraged to Attend a Small Group Bible Study

Our members are encouraged to attend a small group Bible study.

Fill in and Return

 I commit to attending Sunday services.
 I commit to attending General Meetings as I can.
 I commit to attending a Bible study if I can.

For Further Study

Build up One Another (Gene Getz) - https://tinyurl.com/y3w8uf4p

Giving

Giving is an act of worship and should be anonymous, cheerful, sacrificial, regular and proportional.

Giving as an act of worship is a familiar theme throughout Scripture (Numbers 18:26). In the Old Testament all Israelites tithed their earnings, around 23.3%, as a method of taxation; which provided for the needs of the priests of the Tabernacle and the sacrificial system (2 Chronicles 31:5).

Christians are not told to tithe however we give proportionally to what we earn (1 Corinthians 16:1-2). We give to meet the needs of the saints (Acts 2:44-45), the needs of Christian workers (1 Timothy 5:17-18) and the needs of the poor (Matthew 25:31-40).

Our giving should be anonymous (Matthew 6:1-4) and should be considered a great privilege, not a heavy burden; done with cheerfulness of heart (2 Corinthians 9:7) and be sacrificial in nature (2 Corinthians 8:1-5). Giving is part of regular worship however special offerings can be taken up (Acts 11:29-30).

Finally our prime motive of giving is the example laid down by our Lord Jesus Christ (2 Corinthians 8-9). Our giving ought to be a self-motivated, God-glorifying act of worship (2 Corinthians 9:7).

Standard Bank Account: Crystal Park Baptist Church, Number: 021 103 100, Branch: Benoni, Code: 013 042

Fill in and Return

 I commit to supporting the work of the church as the Lord enables me.

For Further Study

Principals for Giving (Mark Penrith) - https://tinyurl.com/y37d8cwe

Praying

We bring each other before the throne of grace in prayer.

Things you can pray for: Our leaders' wisdom, holiness and zeal. Our members who are ill, discouraged, grieving, weak, caused to grow in knowledge and holy living. Our witness and the proclamation of the Gospel.

Fill in and Return

 I commit to praying for the work of the church.
 I know the weekly prayer meeting is on Sundays at 8:00pm.
 I have a membership list which I can use to pray with.
 I have been added to the CPBC Prayer WhatsApp group.

For Further Study

Praying for Young Converts (Stuart Olyott, - https://tinyurl.com/y3awru7c

Serving

We love God and one another. We serve God by serving one another.

A local church is like a human body. It is made up of many parts. It requires all of its parts to work together if it is to function optimally. If you’d like to find out where you can serve speak to one of our elders or deacons and they’ll get you involved in a ministry.

Fill in and Return

 I have found a place to serve the body:______________________________

For Further Study

Vital Signs (Alistair Begg, 36:42) - https://tinyurl.com/y2sr3vdh

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