Partnership

Sermon from July 26, 2015, by pastor Ben Shoun on why we believe in partnership. 

Partnership is our term for membership, or “joining” Arrowhead Church. Partners commit to joining a spiritual family who provides encouragement and support. They are called to a higher degree of responsibility, service, and sacrifice. Our elders and leaders pledge to assist our partners with care, counsel, prayer, and teaching. It’s our hope that you will make the commitment to partner with us.

 

PArtnership Class

Spring, 2018

Each fall and each spring we do what we call partnership class, which is a two-hour class focusing on who we are and what we do, as well as what we believe church membership is all about. These two hours are broken down into two consecutive Sunday mornings from 11:00-12:00, or you can attend on a Saturday morning from 9:30-11:30am and knock out both hours. Should you decide to attend one of these classes, our elders will contact you to set up an informal time to get to know you in what we call an elder interview. At the end of this process, you are of course under no obligation to join, but all who do desire to join must attend the class and take part in an interview. The next Partnership class options for Spring, 2018, will be announced soon.

 

FOUR REASONS TO JOIN A LOCAL CHURCH

 

BIBLICAL REASON

Christ is committed to the church. "...Christ loved the church, and gave himself up for her.”  (Ephesians 5:25 ESV)

CULTURAL REASON

It is an antidote to our society. We live in an age when people resist being committed to anything - a job, a marriage, our country. Partnership swims against the current of America's "consumer religion." It is an unselfish decision.

PRACTICAL REASON

It defines those upon whom we can depend. Every team must have a roster. Every school must have an enrollment. Every business has a payroll. Every army has an enlistment. Even our country takes a census and requires voter registration. Partnership identifies our family.

PERSONAL REASON

It produces spiritual growth. The Bible gives major emphasis for the need of Christians to be accountable to each other for spiritual growth. You cannot be accountable when you're not committed to a specific church family.