We were never meant to live out our spiritual journey in isolation. Christ has designed His Body in such a way that we depend upon each other for growth, progress, and effectiveness. The New Testament knows nothing of a Christian untethered to a local congregation.
The Church is the new-covenant bride of Christ (Ephesians 5:22-33), and we draw our doctrine of the church from this truth. The local church is a visible, tangible, real-world expression of the Body of Christ (Ephesians 3:10-11). It serves as evidence to the non-Christian that the gospel is also a foundation for a new and better society. Covenanting with a local church avails us to the diverse gifts, talents, strengths, and prayers it provides. It identifies us with Christ and provides a community wherein we can obey God's communal commands with the secure knowledge that we are meaningfully committed to one another as brothers and sisters.
When church membership is unassociated with accountability, responsibility, expectations, and real privileges, the local church limits its distinctiveness, its holiness, which sends a confusing witness to the neighborhood. So we highly encourage you to register below for our next Membership Class (approximately 9a-12p on a specific Saturday in February, May, August, and November). By registering, you are in no way obligated to join.