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Because church membership is important, Leadership Development and Discipleship, in cooperation with the general overseer’s office, is offering MEMBERSHIP MATTERS. Membership Matters is a five-session, downloadable course that will help the local church prepare potential members for church membership.  

Welcome to Membership Matters with Sam Clements, General Overseer of the Church of God of Prophecy

Instructor’s Guide

Student Manual

Membership Certificate of Completion 

(This certificate is optional to use.)

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Chapter 1: New Life in Christ

This chapter discusses the requirements for becoming a member of the church and provides an opportunity for participants to develop their own personal story of God’s saving work.

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Chapter 2: Why Membership 

Chapter two discusses why Christians should become a member of the local church and what they can expect from their local church.

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Chapter 3: Our local church

This chapter provides an opportunity for potential members to become acquainted with their local church—its history, its vision and mission, its ministries, and the men and women who lead them.

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Chapter 4: it’s bigger than we are

Your local church is part of a global body, the Church of God of Prophecy.   Chapter four provides potential members with an overview of the structure and ministries of the Church throughout the world.

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Chapter 5: What Now?

The final chapter provides an opportunity for the instructor and participants to discuss the personal commitments that are made when someone chooses to become a member of the local church.

for kids

International Children’s Ministries introduces a five lesson companion to Membership Matters for elementary-age children. The companion includes discussion guides, activities, and reproducible student outlines. 

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Take a look at our Membership Idea Board. This resource is a guide for our local churches to help initiate Membership Matters in the month of September. This resource guide provides ideas for presentations, activities, and sermons for different mini-series.

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Leadership Development and Discipleship has provided a report form for our ministers to fill out concerning Membership Matters. We want to hear your feedback on how the course materials have blessed your local church.

Membership Matters in Spanish

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