"Not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near."
"And they devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers
"So those who received his word were baptized, and there were added that day about three thousand souls."
"Praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved."
“Therefore comfort each other and edify one another, just as you also are doing.”
1 Thessalonians 5:11
ECWM Membership Matters
Taking a Next Step in Developing a Relationship with God
As Christians, we are members of God’s household, called to function, participate, and minister in a particular place within the body of Christ. A healthy body requires that each member do its part well. A healthy church requires its members who are sacrificially committed, and equipped to do the work God has prepared in advance for us to do well.
Eph. 2:10, 19; 4:12
ECWM Church holds its members in high esteem. We expect members of ECWM to lead as missionaries of the gospel to all people. God in his sovereignty place us in this city and in this world, among its people, in this moment in time, for a reason.
Being a member of ECWM church is really about being a member of a family. All members are disciples of Jesus Christ and unified by their identity in Christ. This unity is expressed in loving God together, loving fellow Christians, and loving all people. Members who have entered into a covenant with their local church (ECWM) are called to a higher degree of responsibility and service.
Leaders are as well covenanted to assist members first and foremost, to love and lead, provide counsel and help, and pray for, teach, and guide them.
“Above all, keep loving one another earnestly (As if your life depended on it), since love covers a multitude of sins. Show hospitality to one another without grumbling. As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace”
1 Pet. 4:8-10
"Pay careful attention to yourselves and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to care for the church of God, which he obtained with his own blood."