We live in a society where very few people want to be committed to anything – whether it is a job or a relationship. The New Testament urges believers to be accountable to one another for spiritual growth and mutual support. As such, we place a high value on membership and commitment to the body of Christ. Being a member gives greater opportunity to serve and exercise spiritual gifts to build up the church (the body of Christ) for the glory of God. “From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.” (Eph. 4:16)