Why formally join a local church?
As followers of Jesus Christ, we want to live in accordance with the instructions of Scripture rather than follow our preference or the dictates of society and culture. The very nature of the new life in Christ (conversion) is that we no longer live to do as we please, but we live to please the Lord and do the will of the Father.
Jesus said, "I will build my church …” He was speaking of the universal church composed of every saved person. When we are saved, we are automatically united to the rest of the church at large.
The local church, or congregation, is a small visible expression of the universal church. It is unheard of that someone would get saved without wanting to join a local church. The intrinsic nature of the church is that it is made up of many inseparable parts. Thus, every authentic believer would want to be part of a local body of believers where they can grow and use their spiritual gifts to benefit the whole body and be mutually edified in serving and worshipping the Living God. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.
Whether you're looking for a church family or just "browsing," we welcome you! If you have a question of a spiritual nature, do not hesitate to contact us. We would be delighted to help you find the answer.