Episode 74: The Pastor and Church Membership

This week on Preaching and Preachers, Dr. Jonathan Leeman joins me in a discussion on the pastor and church membership. Jonathan is the editorial director for 9Marks, and he also serves as an elder at Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, D. C.

Guest(s): Jonathan Leeman


Some of the topics discussed on today’s episode are:

  • A brief update on Jonathan’s ministry at 9Marks and Capitol Hill
  • Why the topic of church membership is important to understand and discuss
  • Church membership defined
  • Where we see church membership in the Bible
  • Why it is important to have active church membership and not an inflated church role
  • What a healthy church member looks like
  • Counsel to pastors concerning church membership


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One Response to “Episode 74: The Pastor and Church Membership”

December 04, 2017 at 10:52 am, Michael said:

I’m a Small Grouo leader. One of my biggest challenges is maintaining our role. We have folks who come, be come prospects, then disappear. Problem is I can’t delete them from the roster even after verifying they are no longer even a prospect. Church staff controls that and even after multiple attempts, still no good. Apparently after some research, I discovered my church, an SBC Church has a very liberal membership polity. Thank you for helping divulging on this topic.


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