This is an excerpt from the following article - Why Your Church Doesn't Need More Members.
This week at Atlee we will be looking at why Baptism and Membership matter.
18And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” Matthew 28 ESV