Church Membership
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Church Membership

So those who received his word were baptized,
and there were added that day about three thousand souls.

Acts 2:41

Have you ever noticed how some families, though very close-knit, have the remarkable gift of welcoming outsiders into their home and making them feel like they belong? Guests are made to feel comfortable and visitors are left wishing that they really belonged to a family like that.

On the other hand, do people still feel the need to belong? Children in blended families whose last names do not match the one on the mailbox still do. So do orphaned children who no one will love and adopt. More than one woman has cried over the fact that even with the trappings of two children, a house, and a dog, the group that lives in this house will never really be a family until the parents grow up and get married.

But things like vows and commitments are scary these days. That, coupled with the fact that self-interest groups are attempting to redefine the term family, has made things like engagements, marriages, and legal adoptions appear as old fashioned and mere formalities. In the past the family was a group of people related by blood, marriage, or adoption. But today, with homosexual couples wanting to adopt, and live-in companions wanting to share insurance benefits, the family is reduced to merely a group of individuals who share a common bond. In essence, these individuals want to share in benefits that were traditionally reserved for the nuclear family, without having to subscribe to its out-dated ideas.

In the same way, our society is no less questioning the need to belong to a church. Even Christians ask, what does it matter? To tell the truth, in some respects at Fellowship, it doesn’t. Like the hospitable family that makes even the guest feel at home, the Fellowship family always gets high-marks on hospitality. Great care is taken to make visitors and regular guests feel like they belong. But is there something more to formally uniting with a church?

In the early Church in Acts, the Holy Spirit noted the normal pattern for healthy spiritual growth. After being born into the family of God by receiving His Word, the believer needs to signify his identification with the death and resurrection of Christ by water baptism, and then he should be added to the local assembly or church (Acts 2:41). It is noteworthy that the professing believer does not automatically belong to the local church (1 Corinthians 5:4-13), nor does attending the meetings automatically make one a member (1 Corinthians 14:23). It is not exactly clear how they joined the church, but it is certain that the local churches were made up of definable and countable groups of believers who publicly and willingly committed themselves to the Lord and to the others in their assembly.

It is important to belong to a godly local church. A biblical study of body life in the church reveals that membership does have its privileges. While God gave the family as a place to grow up, He also gave the church family as a place to mature spiritually. His plan is always our best and a strong local church is where every believer needs to belong.

If you have placed your faith in Jesus Christ as your Savior and been Born-again, signified that conversion publicly through water baptism by immersion since your conversion, and am in agreement with the teachings and practices of Fellowship Church, you are invited to join us as a member. To begin the membership process, please request a membership packet from the church office, a pastor, or a deacon. After returning the information, a meeting will be scheduled with a couple of deacons where you will be given the opportunity to share how your came to faith. Following that meeting, you will be presented to the church family to be received into church membership.

How do I get to Fellowship Church?

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Why We Exist

We believe the Bible. Our goal is not to fashion the Bible after our attitudes and beliefs, but to see our lives align with the Word of God. 

OUR MISSION
to make disciples of Jesus Christ..

OUR STRATEGY
to preach the Gospel from a humble and pure life...

OUR CORE VALUES
We value Worship. Therefore, we seek to show God's great worth through holy living.

Contact Us

Pastor Phil Wood

Senior Pastor
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630.668.1200

Main Office

630.668.5692
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Weekly Schedule

Sunday 
          9:30 am - Morning Worship
 
          11 am - Sunday School (all ages)

Wednesday 
          6:30 pm - Awana

          7 pm - Prayer Meeting

Thursday 
        6:30 pm- Fellowship Youth  
        7 pm - Women's Bible Study

Saturday 
          8 am - 
Men's Bible Study
          10 am - Community Outreach