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Church Membership

Direct Price: $15.99 $12.00
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 136
ISBN: 9798887790404
Release Date 06/19/24


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We’re all looking for somewhere to belong—but we won’t find true belonging anywhere in this world outside God’s church. Reformed traditions emphasize church membership because it provides practical, spiritual blessings for our flourishing, yet the extent of those blessings isn’t always evident to us. Here Pastor Jonathan Landry Cruse explains the nature, necessity, benefits, and responsibilities of biblical church membership to revolutionize your understanding of this gift.

Written for the church, the Blessings of the Faith series introduces and celebrates Reformed doctrine and practice—each book features a brief and practical overview of its topic with discussion questions and an extensive Q&A section.


“Displays church membership as covenantally Christ-centered, pastorally beneficial, attractively necessary, spiritually nourishing, and sacrificially minded. . . . Its value to the church will be immense.”

—David Gibson, Minister, Trinity Church, Aberdeen, Scotland

“I can scarcely imagine a better resource to place in the hands of new church members.”

—Neil C. Stewart, Senior Minister, First Presbyterian Church, Columbia, South Carolina

“Biblical, clear, and encouraging. . . . I was stirred by these pages to again praise God for the privilege of belonging to his body.”

—Megan Hill, Author, A Place to Belong: Learning to Love the Local Church


The Author

Jonathan Landry Cruse

Jonathan Landry Cruse

Jonathan Landry Cruse (MDiv, Westminster Seminary California) is the pastor of Community Presbyterian Church in Kalamazoo, Michigan. He is the author of the worship collection Hymns of Devotion and the books The Christian’s True Identity and What Happens When We Worship.