"We are stuck with the church. The old saying "You can choose your friends, but you can't choose your family" applies to the family of God. In cities in which there are dozens of Christian churches, people believe they really can choose thier church. But the family of God is always and everywhere made up of fallible, shortsighted, struggling human beings bound together ultimately only by thier common allegiance to Jesus and thier commitment to each other in service to him. There is no other kind of church to choose."
"English archbishop william Temple once put this sarcastically: 'I beleive in one holy, infallible church of which, I regret to say, at the present time i am the only member.'"
taken from Church: An Insider's Look at How We Do It - John Stackhouse
Waffler asked me about baptism and church membership on the weekend-I think this might be a starting place. Who knows?