In one sense, every believer is part of the Church – the spiritual-worldwide Body of Christ. However, they also belong to a local fellowship where they promise to obey the Bible, live in community and support the work of the local church. At Southside Bible Church and Molonglo Bible Church we think this is a big deal.
Being a member of a church is not like being a member of a social club or other organisation. Jesus’ Church is a completely different community – belonging means ministry, service and accountability with certain pre-requisites, responsibilities and privileges. At SBC and MBC we use the word ‘Partnership’ to describe this commitment of belonging.
Becoming a partner is a four-step process: