WHY BELONG TO A CHURCH?
The Church has five basic functions:
Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints, and of the household of God; And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone; In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord: In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit.
What does it mean to belong to a church family?
The church is the body of Christ. (I Corinthians 12:12-27)
God expects you to be a member of a church family. (Romans 12:4-5)
A Christian is born again into the family of God. (John 1:12)
Whereas Jesus speaks of our being born again into the family of God (John 3:3), Paul uses the term adoption (Ephesians 1:5). Both are pictures of the same spiritual reality—those who were outside the family being brought into the family. Again, the emphasis is relationship—Father and child.
A Christian without a church family is incomplete.
Council Baptist Church is made of born again, baptized believers, who regularly join together for worship, fellowship, and ministry.
“Not forsaking our own assembling together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another; and all the more as you see the day drawing near.”