Partnership

Partnership 2017-01-27T10:47:46+00:00

Why partner with us?

From the church leadership

We see partnership as vital, valuable, and identifiable; and believe the significant value in partnership should be reflected in the process of making the decision to become a member. Partnership is a little counter-culture, people often like to belong without commitment. Church is counter-culture, its very nature is to challenge culture by being of Christ. We believe recognised partnership is the biblical norm for a local church community.
To be a member of a church is to make a public promise to live according to the Word and to support the work of the congregation. In the Bible this is called a covenant. Every believer is part of the church as organism (the Spiritual Body of Christ), but only by a public promise can you be part of the church as organization. A public promise, or covenant, is the basis for all society, according to the Bible: marriage, employment, citizenship, church membership, etc., are all relationships of accountability.
Tim Keller, Redeemer Church

Path to partnership

Believe

Personal profession of Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour

Baptism

Immersion in water as a public declaration of your faith

Class

Complete a partnership class

Commit

Signed commitment to church partnership

Membership Classes will cover:

  1. Why join a local church?
  2. The essential beliefs we hold to including the gospel of Jesus Christ.
  3. Mission, Vision and values of our local church
  4. Leadership & Team values of our church
  5. The requirements of membership
  6. The responsibilities of membership
  7. The benefits of membership
  8. Structure and governance of our local church
  9. Our  history and affiliations
  10. Membership covenant

Next step

If you are not a member, but seek to explore commitment to our church body we invite you to participate in a membership class!