The church is an accountable community for the purpose of discipleship. Jesus calls His people to submit to the authority and oversight of a local church for His glory, our restoration, and the purity of the church. Church membership is biblical principle where the local church affirms a Christian’s salvation and cares for their soul so as to present the Christian pure before God on the last day.


1 Corinthians 5:1-13

“Church Membership” by Jonathan Leeman

“Church Discipline” by Jonathan Leeman

“The First Epistle to the Corinthians,” Revised Edition (The New International Commentary on the New Testament) by Gordon Fee