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.

Partnership process

Becoming a partner is a four-step process:

Step 1: complete our 5-part Connect Course
Step 2: Partnership application
Step 3: Partnership Interview with a Leadership Team member
Step 4: Partnership approval before the church family