The Church of Jesus is His Body, purchased and washed by His blood, and sealed by His Spirit. The Church is God’s plan, not an afterthought. God wants His people whom He has saved to gather together. Let this be at the forefront of your heart to never see church gathering as another place you go to waste time. It is God’s family and His method of keeping you safe in His will and sane in your journey through life. Such a gathering should have priority and be treated as sacred and holy. Your local church needs your full involvement and participation. Don’t go every week like it is an association meeting; rather go ready to be blessed. Hebrews 10:24-25 reads: “And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works: Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.”

What are your roles in your local church?

1. Be actively involved in services. Church is not where you must be actively involved in every activity. When it is time to pray, do pray. When you are told to worship, do so. Don’t fold your hands during church service like a strange person. Actively listen to the Word; go with writing materials, and be a diligent student. Go on time for church services. Join activity units in your local church, and look for areas to be a blessing.  Don’t be the member who comes to church once in a while instead, be present for every church service. Be a true disciple and representative of your local church.

2. Be part of the church family and what it represents. Fellowship with and get to know your church members. Don’t isolate yourself, and don’t be that member that runs home immediately after service. Look around for those who were not in church and reach out to them. A true disciple should be able to disciple others. Take it as a personal responsibility to look out for other believers. Don’t be the one who sponsors strife, division and hate in church, rather, walk in love. Strengthen the resolve of others to stay and grow in church. Do not give in to gossip, talebearing and slander. This family [of God] requires that you obey the leadership and spiritual authorities in the church. It is a godly thing to honour all men. Honour fellow believers, honour the leadership of your church. 

3. Give. Beyond giving your time and yourself to your local church, give your money too. It is good work. The scripture says “Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work” (2 Corinthians 9:7-8). You are not a true disciple if your local church cannot boast of your giving. Give and give well. Give to believers, give to spiritual authorities, and give for the Lord’s work. Giving checks the selfishness of the heart; it breaks familiarity and dishonour. Find avenues to give for it is well pleasing in God’s sight. 

4. Pray for your local church. Pray for the members of your local church and the leaders. Pray for its growth, and for the Word having free course unhindered. Pray that your church is continually a blessing. Pray for church meetings and programs.

5. Be actively involved in church growth. When was the last time you won a soul to church? When was the last time you invited someone to your church? When was the last time you actively discipled someone to be established in church? Make your church growth your responsibility. Be available for evangelism; for discipleship and follow ups. Talk to people in your environment and network about your local church – use your social media platforms to talk about it too. This is a guaranteed way to grow your church.



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    Emeke Modesty Obiazikwor says:

    Thank you very much.

    I am blessed and instructed sir

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