At TLC we recognize the need for a formal partnership. We ask you to commit to partnership for four reasons:
A BIBLICAL Reason: Christ is committed to the church
“...Christ loved the church, and he gave his life for it.” Ephesians 5:25
2. A CULTURAL Reason: It is an antidote to our society
We live in an age where very few want to be committed to anything...a job...a marriage...our country. This attitude has even produced a generation of “church shoppers and hoppers”. Partnership swims against the current of America’s “consumer religion.” It is an unselfish decision. Commitment always builds character.
A PRACTICAL Reason: It defines who can be counted on
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
A PERSONAL Reason: It produces spiritual growth
The New Testament places a major emphasis on the need for Christians to be accountable to each other for spiritual growth. You cannot be accountable when you’re not committed to any specific church family.