Our goal for every believer at TLC is:
A personal relationship with Jesus, assimilation into the body, an equipped disciple of Christ and a committed Partner.
The difference between “attenders” and “partners” can be summed up in one word: COMMITMENT
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.
What Are The Requirements For Partnership?
You must confess that Jesus is the Son of God and must have received Him as your Savior and Lord.
You must have been baptized by believer’s immersion.
You must be a faithful giver of both your finances and your service.
You must consent to fulfill the duties of a partner and embrace the faith of the church.
At TLC we never ask our partners to do more than the Bible clearly teaches. We only expect them to do what the Bible expects every believer to do.