Shortly after I was converted I got involved in a church/denomination which rejected the idea of church membership. As a result there was nothing formal in place for new converts to be instructed in the newly embraced faith. The next church I attended did practice church membership. Not much was required to become a member. Those interested in membership met a couple of times with the pastor in order to share our conversion story/experience.
The church of God will never be preserved without catechesis.John Calvin
As with the first church I attended, there was no instruction about the rudimentary points of the faith or of the distinctive doctrines of the church. This has not always been the case, though. During the Reformation Luther and Calvin recognized the overwhelming majority of professing Christians knew very little about the faith they professed. As … Read More »