Christ. Joining a church is not about joining a pastor. It is about joining a body of believers to grow together and serve together as part of the body of Christ. It is to be engrafted into a branch of the Olive Tree of which Christ is the Root (Rom 11:16-17, 22; cf. Jn 15:1-7). Therefore faith in Christ as Saviour and Lord is a fundamental membership prerequisite for membership in any true church; and Christ-centredness is key to enjoying the blessings of Church membership.
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