People desire to get involved with the life of a church for various reasons. Some do so because they feel they should do something for God. Others feel that, if they are helping in a church, it will make them to be esteemed in the local community (and there are many other reasons).
However, as in all things, we need to consult the Bible to see what God’s view is on this matter. From the Bible we deduce that there is a proper order which God has established. First we need to become Christians, then we need to be baptised, then we should become members of a church, then we should live and serve as committed members.
Over the next few days I intend to look at these issues in respect how we are to live with church at the heart of our lives.