About Cooperation

Christ's people should, as occasion requires, organize such associations and conventions as may best secure cooperation for the great objects of the Kingdom of God.  Such organizations have no authority over one another or over the churches.  They are voluntary and advisory bodies designed to elicit, combine, and direct the energies of our people in the most effective manner.  Members of New Testament churches should cooperate with one another in carrying forward the missionary, educational, and benevolent ministries for the extension of Christ's Kingdom.  Christian unity in the New Testament sense is spiritual harmony and voluntary cooperation for common ends by various groups of Christ's people. Cooperation is desirable between the various Christian denominations, when the end to be attained is itself justified, and when such cooperation involves no violation of conscience or compromise of loyalty to Christ and His Word as revealed in the Scripture.

  • Exodus 17:12; 18:17
  • Judges 7:21
  • Ezra 1:3-4; 2:68-69; 5:14-15
  • Nehemiah 4; 8:1-5
  • Matthew 10:5-15; 20:1-16; 22:1-10; 28:19-20
  • Mark 2:3
  • Luke 10:1
  • Acts 1:13-14; 2:1; 4:31-37; 13:2-3; 15:1-35
  • 1 Corinthians 1:10-17; 3:5-15; 12
  • 2 Corinthians 8-9
  • Galatians 1:6-10
  • Ephesians 4:1-16
  • Philippians 1:15-18

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Affiliation

Why are we committed with a denomination in an age that shuns denominations?   This is how we see this role.  A church belonging to a group of churches is like an individual belonging to a church. It teaches us selflessness, cooperation, and accountability.  Other than faith in Christ as Savior and Lord, selflessness is one of the great lessons of scripture.  To achieve selflessness is a mark of a great believer.  Cooperation with likeminded churches gives us a sense of belonging to something greater than ourselves and allows us to achieve things as a group that cannot be achieved individually.  Allowing ourselves to be accountable to that which is greater than us is a sign of humility, strength, wisdom, and sincerity.  It states with a shout that we as a church are sincere in our walk with our Lord and we are agreeing to be held accountable. 
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