Where Jesus is Lord and people matter!
How Do I Join The Calhoun Church of Christ?
Interested in joining our congregation - the Calhoun Church of Christ? I'm sure you must have some questions
"WHY should I join the Calhoun Church of Christ?"
To be protected.
Shepherd-less sheep are at the mercy of wolves. Christians without protective
fellowship in a local church soon fade and wilt in their faith. We all
need to be accountable to a loving group of disciples in order to grow
spiritually. A local church like ours provides spiritual shepherds (elders)
& other resources to help you in your Christian walk.
To grow. All disciples need a structured teaching environment in a
local church so they can grow in understanding the Bible. That's why we
emphasize discipleship training through serious Bible study. We
believe this will grow authentic disciples of Jesus
To serve. All Christians need a church home where they can use
their talents and gifts to help spread the good news about Jesus.
do I know this church is where God wants me to be?
the special mission of the Calhoun Church?"
Obviously, each church has the overall mission of winning people to Jesus Christ by preaching the gospel to the world.
the Lord gives each congregation a distinctive vision - a way to
accomplish that mission within its own calling...
Here at Calhoun Church, our special vision is to "Win
people to Jesus & bring spiritual revival by training & motivating
God's people to pray ."
Also, our vision includes knowing God's word intimately. That's
why we devote lots of time to our weekly Bible classes for all ages.
Plus-this vision involves caring for the needy around us. That's
why we have a monthly Food Bank, where we distribute
about 35 tons of food yearly to needy families in Ouachita Parish.
expected of me if I join?"
The best way to answer this question is to show you what the earliest Christians did in their congregations (according to Acts 2:42-47):
They prayed together, and for each other.
certainly isn't all they did, but it's a description of WHY early Christians
belonged to local congregations
the mission demanded it!
that they were all expected to 'assemble' - to be part of the group
(see Hebrews 10:24-25).
"WILL the congregation vote on my acceptance?"
No, we accept people based on the fact that they profess to be Christians, have been baptized, and that they wish to serve and assemble with this congregation. If you haven't yet been baptized, we can help with that step of obedience to Jesus.
"WHAT denomination are you affiliated with?"
not affiliated with any denomination, but are part of the 'Restoration
the procedure for joining?"
when people accepted the good news about Jesus' death, burial and resurrection
to cleanse their sins, placed their faith in Him as the Messiah, and were
immersed in water (baptized), then they were added to the "body
of Christ" - the church worldwide (Acts 2:37-41.)
once accepted into this universal body of Christ, new Christians then
joined the local manifestation of Christ's church-a local congregation,
as Saul (later called Paul) did in Acts 9:26-28.
Even though one is added to the 'Body of Christ', the 'universal church' - that person still needs to join a local congregation of disciples.
after being a guest in our assemblies and reading our material for a while,
if you think this might be the church home for you, here's how to join
of all, pray, asking the Lord if this is where He wants you to serve in
His Kingdom. If you decide that's His leading, then do the following:
just speak to one of our leaders at an assembly and make us aware of your
desire to be a part of this church ...
use this information to add you to our membership list so we can keep
you informed of our church assemblies & activities.
May the Lord bless you as He leads you to the right congregation for you. The Calhoun Church of Christ just might be His place for fulfilling your destiny in Jesus.
"If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him." (James 1:5 NIV)