Me & DH just started going to a church about 5mo ago. And are thinking about joining.. DH went to church as a teen but has not been to that church for over 10yrs! And they are contacting his old church to "transfer membership"...
WHAT!? What is the big deal? It was over 10yrs ago! And is it really important different churches keep track where its "people" are?
Anyone able to explain any of this? (and btw if it matters any, the "old church" is a normal size church, our new church is actually known as 1 of the "mega churches" in Tx)
Asked by Anonymous at 11:59 PM on Apr. 27, 2011 in Religion & Beliefs
When I joined my husband's church I had to go through a class so I knew the official doctrine. I also have voting rights. My kids have to go through classes to be confirmed and get voting rights when they turn 18. It may have to do with the business side like somebody said and voting rights or it may be they want to make sure he has a firm understanding of doctrine. This would be very important if he ever volunteers to take a leadership role. The church has a responsibility to make sure their lectures, communion assistants and Sunday school teachers know what they are doing and talking about. (btw I've had some Sunday school teachers come up with some whooper false doctrinein their classes. My kids tell me, and I tell the pastor. We like to make sure everybody is getting the truth. Otherwise human beings have a tendency to throw in their own little superstitions.)
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