Living Stream Participation Levels — Where do You Fit?

We inviting all participants in the Living Stream Church of the Brethren to join us in celebrating our various levels of participation. As the chart below shows, you may choose to describe yourself as a Viewer, Friend, Associate Member, or Member.

Viewer Friend Associate Membera Member*
Worship A Viewer will watch the worship broadcast from time to time (perhaps even regularly), yet may never post greetings or comments. A Friend desires to tune into worship somewhat regularly, and typically posts greetings, perhaps even making a comment at times. An Associate Member tunes into worship regularly, posts greetings, and often will make a comment or pose a question. A Member tunes into worship regularly, posts greetings, and frequently participates in worship with comments or questions.
Prayers A Viewer typically is not involved with the life of the congregation or others in it. A Friend will typically be moved to support the congregation in prayer at times. An Associate Member supports the congregation, its leaders, and its members, in prayer. A Member supports the congregation, its leaders, and its members, in prayer.
Offerings A Viewer typically has not donated to help keep the church streaming. A Friend is likely to make modest donations to help keep the church streaming. An Associate Member makes regular donations, however modest, to support the congregation. A Member shares regular tithes and offerings in support of the congregation.
Participation A Viewer typically does not choose to participate in the life of the congregation. A Friend may take advantage of the opportunities to participate in the life of the congregation in a number of ways, if so moved. An Associate Member participates in the life of the congregation, whether in worship or in other ways. A Member seeks to participate in the life of the congregation fully, by such things as helping with worship, reading scripture, suggesting ideas and resources, contributing to the newsletter, or other ways.

 

a* Membership categories are formal affiliations defined by the Church of the Brethren