Can Non-Members / Non-Believers Serve In The Church?

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  1. Treaa says:

    Love this. Would you say that unbelievers could also serve on the worship team? If so, in any position?

    • Danny says:

      Trea, that’s where I get more narrow. Vocalists, obviously, hard stop, need to be believers (and potentially covenant members). I could see an OCCASIONAL exception to an instrumentalist (especially a “specialty” role needed for a specific song, like a harpist, etc.), but for the most part, I would say anyone who is “up front” leading during a worship experience should have a relationship with Christ. It’s hard to lead others to worship when you don’t understand what you’re leading.

  2. pamela Johnson says:

    Do you think that helping in food bank, cleaning or serving food you should be a member?

    • Danny says:

      Pamela, personally I don’t think membership should be a barrier to entry in order to serve in the areas you mentioned. I think these are excellent ways for non-members (even non-believers) to build friendships with believers / members in a more casual space.

      Certainly each church has to work out their own specifics based on their procedures and ecclesiology, but that would be my opinion. And my opinion and a buck fifty will get you a cheap cup of coffee. 🙂

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