We-ness: A Lil’ Rant About Church Membership | #7 Tear Gas & Gumdrops

Groucho Marx said “I refuse to be a part of any club that would have me for a member.”

This episode revisits the whole idea of church membership, specifically, the difference is between membership in an established church vs. a church plant.

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– Covenant with God & People vs Affinity to Brand
– Submission to a Rule & Rhythm vs Assent to certain beliefs
– Local vs Denominational
– Purposeful vs. Descriptive
– Short-term vs. Open-ended


– Provides identity
– Separates decision makers
– Helps with tracking
– Permission for accountability
– Official Process