Believing in Jesus is not a solitary matter. Belief in Jesus leads to fellowship with other believers. This is the collective dimension of Christian life that we call the church.
The church is the assembly of God’s people. While universal in nature, it finds expression in local assemblies of believers. The church is described as the people of God and body of Christ. As God said, “I will live in them and walk among them, and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. 2 Cor 6:16. The church is Christ’s body and all things are under Him. Eph. 1:22-23.
The image of the body of Christ emphasises the connection of the church as a group of believers with Christ. Christ is the head of the body while believers are individual interconnected members. Col 1:18, 1 Cor 12. The idea that each person is important to the whole body appears throughout the New Testament. Rom 12, 1 Cor 12, Acts 4:32, Acts 15:22. There is a special sense of fellowship when all members of a community play a part in what is done.
Belonging as members of a local assembly is as simple as joining us for Sunday worship or kids church, or joining a connect group, or attending youth and young adults fun nights, or becoming involved in leadership and church governance. There are many ways to connect and belong.
If you have questions about belonging and how to connect and would like to talk to someone, please contact us today.