What is a Healthy Church Member?

What is a Healthy Church Member?

One of the things God has challenged our church about recently is the importance of church membership. Being a part of a church body means something. On Sundays and in small groups, we’ve talked about some of our membership commitments, and we are praying that each individual will continue to be stirred to love and serve and grow with our church family.

On this topic, we also want to recommend a book by Thabiti Anyabwile called What is a Healthy Church MemberThe book covers 10 marks of a healthy church member:

  1. A Healthy Church Member is an Expositional Listener
  2. A Healthy Church Member is a Biblical Theologian
  3. A Healthy Church Member is Gospel Saturated
  4. A Healthy Church Member is Genuinely Converted
  5. A Healthy Church Member is Biblical Evangelist
  6. A Healthy Church Member is a Committed Member
  7. A Healthy Church Member Seeks Discipline
  8. A Healthy Church Member is a Growing Disciple
  9. A Healthy Church Member is a Humble Follower
  10. A Healthy Church Member is a Prayer Warrior

Thabiti’s prayer in the book’s introduction is a fitting introduction to why we’re encouraging church members to read this book:

“O Sovereign Lord, we beseech you to bless your people with an unusual humility, unity, joy, peace, and care for one another. We pray that you would increasingly make all of your people spiritually healthy and fruitful, not only as individuals but as one body, one new man, laboring together to grow up into Christ.”