Now you are no longer strangers to God and foreigners to heaven, but you are members of God’s very own family, citizens of God’s country, and you belong in God’s household with every other Christian. Ephesians 2:19 (TLB)
Being a Christian isn’t just about BELIEVING it is also about BELONGING to a church family. The word “B.E.L.O.N.G.” lends itself to being used as a strategic tool for understanding what it means to be a member of a church family.
BECOME a believer and follower of Jesus Christ through salvation and expressed through the ordinances of baptism and communion.
EMBRACE a life of purpose through the Great Commandment (Matthew 22:37) and the Great Commission (Matthew 28:19-20).
LIVE life together in the context of a small group.
OFFER your time, talent and treasure.
We do this to advance the Kingdom of God and to build up the body of believers at the Celebration. Jesus teaches us that “it is better to give than it is to receive”.
NURTURE relationships within the community.
We do this by sharing our faith and inviting our friends, neighbors, relatives and co-workers to church to experience what we have found in Christ.
GROW through spiritual next steps.
We provide all you attend our Connection Class the book, “Fresh Start With God” which gives you practical steps to help you grow and become all that God created you to be.
This Saturday January 17th at 10am we are holding our next Connections Class. If you have now yet taken it I want to encourage you to contact firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP. Refreshments will be served and child care is available upon request.
Tomorrow in this blog we will conclude what it means to B.E.L.O.N.G.
Your pastor and partner in ministry,
This Saturday 7:30aM
C3’s Membership Class This Saturday 10am
Refreshments served /Childcare upon request
Memorize it. Meditate on it. Mark it on the wall of the service you attend.