God calls us to be "devoted to one another in love" (Romans 12:10). What does this look like for us today? How can we be the kind of church member who makes a real difference?
This timely and engaging book by Tony Merida explores what church is, why being part of it is exciting, and why it’s worthy of our love and commitment. He sets out eight privileges and responsibilities of a church member: to belong, to welcome, to gather, to care, to serve, to honour, to witness and to send.
This is a great book for every churchgoer to read, especially as churches start to meet in person after many months of disruption from Covid-19. Whether you're new to your local church or have been attending for some time, this book will re-energise you with God’s vision for the local church.
A discussion guide at the end of book makes Love Your Church a great resource for reading with other church members.
Liz Cox - Minister for Women and Community, St Giles’ Church, Derby
Jesus is perfect—he will never let us down. The church, however, is full of people who are not perfect and will let us down. Why bother with them? It’s because God is building a community of people who love him and who also love each other. Tony Merida’s eight great things about being a church member reach beyond his own church and culture. So, whether your church sounds just like his or a bit different, you’ll discover what church is for, why you should be part of a church, and why you will love being part of a church—God’s family.