Did 1st century churches have a membership?
Wasn’t the early church informal gatherings in houses? Yes.
However, it is important to know that while first century church gatherings were very informal, their commitment to one another wasn’t casual.
Membership in the early church was simple, yet powerful. After coming to faith to Christ, new believers were baptized and joined a committed community of believers who cared for one another, preserved the faithful teaching of God’s word and shared the gospel in their communities. The redemptive arc in scripture reveals that since the beginning, God has been drawing, saving and adding people to His family.
Perhaps you are ready to make such a commitment to preserve and spread the gospel by becoming a member at Redeemer, or maybe you are interested in knowing more about the church before doing so. Let us know you’d like information on our next membership class: