It is a key assumption of New Testament teaching that the Christian life is to be lived out in relationship with other believers in the context of the church. Although we enter into a relationship with God as individuals, we nevertheless enter into something greater than our own individuality: the church—the community of God’s people.
Commitment to a ministry, like The Citadel, is a visible expression of a commitment to Christ and his body—the Church. So why commit to a church Family?
Growth: Without being joined together with other believers, we will lack the strength and nourishment that each member is to supply.
Support: We live in a fallen world and its effects are all around us: pain, sorrow, sickness, and death. God has promised to care for us, and much of his care comes to us through other believers. Indeed, Christians are to be distinguished by their sacrificial love for one another. The church provides a place for you (and your family) to find encouragement, help and support.
Community: The biblical picture of the church can best be described as community: a group of people, joined by a common life, united by common values and a common purpose, devoted to living out this life together within the larger society. Ultimately, our lives together are intended to show the world a compelling picture of the grace of God. “By this all people will know that you are my disciples, by your love for one another” (John 13:35).