Membership Meets Discipleship
For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.
Baptism is the public affermation that you are part of the Body of Christ. Membership is stating that you are working in the Body of Chirst with this particular group in this particular community.
When people at our church make that statement, instead of giving them a piece of paper to put on their wall, we give them $10 gift certificate; $5 for them, and $5 for their guest on the road of Discipleship.