In order to be obedient to the Word of God: "not forsaking assembling together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another and all the more, as you see the day drawing near." Hebrews 10:25. At Pentecost the Bible says that there were about 3000 added to their numbers that day. This implies a connection to a local church. Acts 2:41, 47, 4:4, 11:21.
There are 58 "one another" statements in Scripture that are commands. Examples are John 13:34, Galatians 6:2, Hebrews 3:13.
A church is voluntary, but it is not merely optional. A believer is to identify his or herself within the Household of Faith.
-It is part of one moral's obligation.
-It is for the individual believer's spiritual health.
-The church needs the presence and influence of the individual.
-Our commitment to God is lived out through our commitment to a local church.
-It is the local church that we meet together for corporate worship.
-It allows church leaders to fulfill their task of shepherding those have joined the church.
-It provides a family in a rapidly changing society.
If you would like more information on membership at ICC, please download the membership process form from the Resources page or reach out to Pastor Dean.
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