MembershipONE BODY MANY MEMBERS Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ. For we were all baptised by one Spirit so as to form one body — whether Jews or Gentiles, slave or free — and we were all given the one Spirit to drink. - 1 Corinthians 12:12-13
Becoming a Christian means that we commit ourselves to the Lord Jesus Christ. Becoming a church member denotes a willingness to commit ourselves to other Christians. This involves putting into practice the 'one anothers' of the New Testament.
Our aim and desire is to fulfil our function to assist you to reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ - Ephesians 4:13
Provision is made to enable you to develop and to grow as a Christian, to be effective in serving the body of Christ and to help you to discover your special place and role within this company of believers. Our hope for you is that you will feel loved, cared for and appreciated as you play your part within the family here at King's.
In a similar fashion, the Bible refers to the Church as the bride of Christ.
Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the Church and gave Himself up for her to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word, and to present her to Himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless - Ephesians 5:25-27
Joining the Church is to become part of that bride, whom the Lord loves so passionately. As such, our relationship to and our dealings with the Church therefore, are of vital concern to our Lord.
If you would like to find out more about membership, please contact us.
I know there are some who say, “Well, I’ve given myself to the Lord, but I don’t intend to give myself to any church.” I say, “Now why not?” And they answer, “Because I can be just as good a Christian without it.” I say, “Are you quite clear about that? You can be as good a Christian by disobedience to your Lord’s commands as by being obedient? There’s a brick. What is the brick made for? It’s made to build a house. It is of no use for the brick to tell you that it’s just as good a brick while it’s kicking about on the ground by itself, as it would be as part of a house. Actually, it’s a good-for-nothing brick. So, you rolling stone Christians, I don’t believe that you’re answering the purpose for which Christ saved you. You’re living contrary to the life which Christ would have you live and you are much to blame for the injury you do.”
― C.H. Spurgeon ―