Crossroads - Partnership

Partnership

Most churches call it membership. Here the word is partnership. Partners are those at Crossroads who have committed themselves to the mission, vision and core values of the church.

The New Testament clearly indicates that groups of people who were followers of the Lord Jesus Christ identified themselves with and committed themselves to a particular local body.?If you would like to become a partner at Crossroads or would like to learn more about what being a partner means sign-up for the next Partnership Classes.

2014 Partnership Dates

February 2, 9 + 16
August 3, 10 + 17
November 2, 9 + 16
 

Email Nikki at nbaeten@crossroads-bible.org to sign-up or for more details.
***Space is limited to please RSVP soon!***
 

The Nature of Partnership

In order to implement the principles of accountability and commitment to the local body of Christ, as defined in the New Testament and practiced in the early churches, Crossroads Bible Church recognizes the need for formal partnership.  Partnership at Crossroads Bible Church is for all who are believers in the Lord Jesus Christ and who purpose to follow Him in daily obedience to His Word.?The term “partner” is used in the generic rather than legal sense.  We seek followers of Christ who want to partner together for the cause of reaching our world with the Gospel.

Partnership Commitment
The effectiveness of joining together will be determined by the level of the commitment we make. In a society where so few make commitments and fewer still keep them, Crossroads Bible Church is seeking a group of people who are determined to know the joy Christ intended for His body, the church. To this end, partners with Crossroads Bible Church accept as true our Doctrinal Statement. Further, they must be willing to affirm the following:

1. I have, by faith, become a follower of Jesus Christ.

2. I will, with God’s help, seek to maintain my consistent disciplines of prayer, Bible study, Christian fellowship, and spiritual outreach.

3. As God provides, I will financially support the ministries of Crossroads Bible Church by faithfully giving back to the Lord a biblical portion of my income.

Qualifications, Admissions and Removal
The Board of Elders shall establish qualifications and administer the procedure for admission of Partners of Crossroads Bible Church. The procedure for becoming a Partner is as follows:

1. Prospective members must attend a special class giving an overview on the person of Christ, how one becomes a true Christian and how to meaningfully connect with the Church.

2. Upon completion of the class, any person professing faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior should indicate their desire for partnership on a written application made at the conclusion of the class.

3. Names of the prospective Partners will be placed in the Church’s Newsletter for a period of two weeks. During this period of time, Partners will be encouraged to resolve any relational or other difficulties which could hinder ministry among us.  This process is done in the spirit of Matthew 18:15-17.

4. After two weeks, those who remain candidates will be welcomed as Partners on the next Sunday scheduled for that purpose.

The Gospel changes people from the inside out. Christ gives us a radically new identity, freeing us from both
self-righteousness and self-condemnation.