16th November 2014

Membership

Why Consider Church Membership?

Different churches call the official joining of a local fellowship different things; the two of the most common that are used are partnership and membership. Both carry with them a requirement for the dreaded “C” word in today’s society—COMMITMENT.

Some would question why there is the need to become a member of a local church when they are already a member of the body of Christ having been born again of the Holy Spirit (John 3) – by coming to faith in Christ you are a member of the universal church. This cannot be argued against nor would it. However, when we talk about local church membership it is simply a sign of your commitment to the fellowship to which, through your consideration and prayer, God the Holy Spirit has led you, not to only attend but to play an active part in the extension of his kingdom through Elim Church Selly Oak .

It may be helpful for you think of it in terms of a partnership in which we all work together towards the same goal.

We Believe…

  • The Bible
  • The Trinity
  • The Saviour
  • The Holy Spirit
  • Mankind
  • Salvation
  • The Church
  • The Ministry
  • The Ordinances
  • The Commission
  • The Coming King
  • The Future State

If you would like to talk to a member of the leadership team regarding any of these articles of faith, then please ask and they will be more than happy to meet with you. These articles fall in line with the Evangelical Alliance doctrinal statement. As a movement we are members of the Evangelical Alliance and as a local congregation we hold individual membership.

Our Responsibility to You

The leadership take very seriously the responsibility and authority that is entrusted to them by Jesus to lead this part of His church. The main aim of the elders is to lead and give direction to Selly Oak Elim Church and all its activities.

  • Instruction 
  • Oversight 
  • Equipping
  • Protection

Your Responsibility

  • Follow 
  • Grow 
  • Serve 
  • Love
  • Give