Membership is a radical call to ordinary Christianity – which is, being and doing everything God calls us to be in His Word, in the context of a local church. The assumption of the New Testament is that how your membership to the Universal church expresses itself, is through affectionate attachment to a particular church, in a particular area, using our gifts to encourage one another in Christ, and if possible, for life – like a body part to a body (1 Cor 12:12-27), or a brick to a house (1 Pet 2:4-5), or a family member in a family (1 Tim 3:15; 1 Pet 4:17).
At GCBC, the elders of our church desire to identify and commit to those whom the Lord has placed under their loving spiritual care (Acts 20:28). And so, when a believer joyfully places themselves under the accountability and care of godly leaders and the saints, and the congregation commits to the accountability and encouragement of that believer (cf. Heb. 13:7, 17); all of us seeking to live out the Great Commission as a community of Christ followers; it is this kind of loving commitment to one another and obedience to God that will impact the world for the sake of Christ (John 13:35).
The church is described in the New Testament as a Body (Rom 12; 1 Cor. 12), and as such we belong to one another as parts of a Body do – in loving, affectionate dependence on God, in pursuit of the Great Commission of Christ.
If you desire to treasure Christ with us in this way, as we seek to take loving ownership of each other pursuit of Christ, please contact the office below, or pick up a membership application at the kiosk at our Sunday services or at this link.
Corey Millican | Pastor-Elder
Gold Country Baptist Church