When you read the table of contents of the six chapters, its a must read. Each chapter tells (I will) on the six steps of being a church member. The book gives you the three W's Who, What & Why you are a CHURCH MEMBER.. Thom S. Rainer writes great books and I have not read a bad one yet.
After reading this little intro to what it means to be a church member, we are considering having all our membership read it along with making it required reading for a new members' class. From working with church leadership we've realized that the typical church member doesn't realize the responsibility and significance of being a church member. We are not merely joined to Christ at salvation, we are joined to his people. . . it's not just expected that we participate . . it's part of our identity.