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 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 we use the word ‘Partnership’ to describe this commitment of belonging.
Becoming a partner is a four-step process: