A few years ago, I invited someone to our church only to find out he had been a member of our church for many years. He said that he hadn't been to any church for many years, but still was a member of our church. After some inquiries, I found that our church never updates its membership role and that most SBC churches never update their roles either. Some other denominations update their membership roles annually. Any member who has not been there for 3 or 6 months is dropped unless they have a good excuse such as sickness or in the military. In our church, I estimate that only about 20% of the members regularily attend. Is there some rationale as to why Baptist churches do not undate their membership annually? Please enlighten me.