ST MARY'S AND SALE WEST
Why become a member of St Mary’s and Sale West Community Church
Christians seek “to know Christ and make Him known”. As we grow closer to Jesus we begin to discover what it means to be ‘fully human’ as God intended us to be. We will want to share this ‘good news’ with those who are outside of the church and also with others who are part of the community of faith.
As we seek to live out our faith, so we need the help and encouragement of the local Christian family, the church. If we attempt to live a solitary Christian life then we not only limit our own expression of faith, but also the church family is poorer without our contribution. Joining the church is a natural part of being a Christian.
As you consider joining St Mary’s and Sale West, it is important that you think about the guidelines for church membership. Before you fill in the joining form at the bottom of the page, please give careful and prayerful consideration to the Bible passages:
Please use these Bible passages for your reflection:
Acts 2 v 42 - 47: The activities of the church
2 Corinthians 9 v 6 - 8: The generosity of the church
Titus 3 v 4 - 7: The belief of the church
Matthew 28 v 18 - 20: The commissioning of the church
1 Corinthians 12 v 12 - 20: The church includes you
In joining St Mary’s and Sale West you are not only becoming a part of the Church of England and Chester Diocese, but you are expressing your solidarity with the world-wide church through the ages.
As a member of St Mary’s and Sale West
you might like to consider:
Joining a Small Group
Praying for the church on a regular basis
Coming to Worship on Sundays expecting to meet with God
Saying ‘hello’ to someone you do not know each week
Offering your time and talents in some active way
Considering the level of your financial support
Listening to sermons
Inviting others to worship at St Mary’s and SWCC