What does committing to the local church mean?

Most people recognise that joining a local church means committing to it in some way. But what does it mean in practice to commit to

Why we need to think about ecclesiology and polity more than we care to admit

One of the problems with our lack of thought on ecclesiology is that things are usually fine until they start going wrong. We don’t like

You’ve got to have a local team

I had a friend who was from a Northern town who supported his local boyhood football club. I, however, knew him when he lived down

How do you make arrangements when people live chaotic lives?

Today I got stood up. Funnily enough, I said to my wife before I left that I’d probably be there and back in 15 minutes.

What is church discipline?

We have been thinking about membership a lot as elders lately. One important aspect of church membership and right practice as a church is church

What is the church and who belongs to it?

As elders, we have been thinking a lot about church membership lately. The opening sections of a document we have been working on ask ‘what

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