WHY MEMBERSHIP MATTERS
Throughout the New Testament, we see that God’s Plan A for reaching the world with the gospel is the local church. Christians are expected and commanded to commit to a local congregation as they commit to Christ. We believe that a Christian without a local church is an orphan. As Christians, we have been adopted by God into His family and now live out our Christians lives in the context of the local church.
The terminology of “membership” comes from 1 Corinthians 12, where Paul shares that we are all “members” of one body (the church). So when we talk about membership at The Oaks Church, we are not talking about a grocery store membership or a country club membership, but a membership of the body of Christ. To be a member of The Oaks is to be a member of a family. And we invite you to do just that- to join this family!