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Extended Membership

Discussion in 'Other Christian Denominations' started by Salty, Jun 22, 2013.

  1. Salty

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    found this today.

    Benefits of Extended Membership in

    [FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]You [/FONT][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]receive a home church to call [/FONT][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]your own[/FONT]​
    • [FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]You [/FONT][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]provide a biblical, spiritual[/FONT][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]covering for your life[/FONT][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif].[/FONT]
    • [FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]You [/FONT][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]position yourself under the[/FONT][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] prophetic anointing[/FONT][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] of Pastor Carter,[/FONT][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]who covenants to teach, train,[/FONT][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]challenge and encourage you in the [/FONT][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]Word of God.[/FONT]
    • [FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]You [/FONT][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]participate in preaching the [/FONT][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]Gospel[/FONT][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] through Pastor Carter’s [/FONT][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]television and radio broadcast.[/FONT]
    • [FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]You [/FONT][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]participate in meeting the practical needs of others [/FONT][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]through the FHC Community Clothing Center, Bus Ministry, Youth and Children’s Ministries, and other public outreaches of FHC.[/FONT]
    • [FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]You [/FONT][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]open the window of heaven[/FONT][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] and [/FONT][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]target yourself to receive the biblical blessings associated with tithing and givin[/FONT][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]g to a New Testament church that is reaching the lost.[/FONT]
    • [FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]You [/FONT][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]maximize your opportunity[/FONT][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] to have a [/FONT][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]larger tax-deductible charitable amount to report on your taxes[/FONT][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] next year![/FONT]
    • [FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]You get to [/FONT][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]participate in regular services of FHC via DVD videos mailed directly to your home[/FONT][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] each month, according to the guidelines: At the end of the month, if your financial contributions have truly been a biblical tithe and offering (at least a full 10% of your income, and not less than $150), you will receive every Sunday morning service of that month on DVD in a special collector’s case.[/FONT]
    • [FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]Receive [/FONT][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]first notification of Pastor Carter’s latest ministry materials[/FONT][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] available on CD and DVD.[/FONT]
    • [FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]Receive [/FONT][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]reserved seating at any FHC events[/FONT][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] that you are able to attend (if you call ahead).[/FONT]
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    Have you ever heard of Extended Membership. Is it something your church would consider​
     
  2. The Biblicist

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    Yes, I have read about them in Hebrews 10:25 and 1 Tim. 4:1.
     
  3. Salty

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    Sorry, I did not properly explain, as I did not want to give their web page.

    They have two kinds of membership -
    1) Local/resident
    2) Non-local

    Say the church is in Atlanta, Ga (it is not) and you live in Tim-buc-tu, Montana;(next door neighbor of Mont974x4 :wavey:) you can be an "extended member" of the church. Just be sure to send your offerings.

    A big difference than what Heb is talking about.
     
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    Not really. Both equally forsake the actual assembly.
     
  5. Salty

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    How does a resident member who is active in his church be considered forsaking the assembly?
     
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    I was responding to the "extended" membership concept not the localized active membership concept. If you respond they are inseparable in this view then you are saying nothing more than the "invisible universal church theory" where the localized body is nothing is a visible extension of the whole.
     
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    [QUOTE=The Biblicist;1999988]I was responding to the "extended" membership concept not the localized active membership concept. If you respond they are inseparable in this view then you are saying nothing more than the "invisible universal church theory" where the localized body is nothing is a visible extension of the whole.[/QUOTE]
    Okay, let me spell it out for you.
    there is a local church with resident membership. Those members drive to the church, listen to the preacher in person, teach in the sunday School, stand and sing in the choir.
    In addition the church has a website, TV, Radio and streaming of the church services. They invite people who are not local area residents to be Extended members. (I realize I did not make this clear in the OP - but I did explain it in post # 3)

    So my question (from the OP ) Is it something your church would consider?
     
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    Okay, let me spell it out for you.
    there is a local church with resident membership. Those members drive to the church, listen to the preacher in person, teach in the sunday School, stand and sing in the choir.
    In addition the church has a website, TV, Radio and streaming of the church services. They invite people who are not local area residents to be Extended members. (I realize I did not make this clear in the OP - but I did explain it in post # 3)

    So my question (from the OP ) Is it something your church would consider?[/QUOTE]

    Ok, my mistake! Yes, I have heard of this conept. There was a round table discussion at Southern Seminary on this concept. I think it can still be found on their website. I looked into it about five years ago.
     
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    BTW, the church I am refering to is a pentecostal church
     
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