The universal church is the Body of Christ. It comprises all believers in Christ throughout all time and in every place (Matthew 16:18). A local church is the universal church made visible in a particular place at a particular time (Romans 16:16). Our local church, just like the universal church, comprises people, not buildings (Romans 16:5).
The pattern of the early church recorded in Acts 2:41 was believe, be baptised, be added. Membership at Crystal Park Baptist Church Benoni is the way we describe the adding. Local churches in the Bible knew who was in and who was out (1 Corinthians 5:1-13). Membership is defining who’s in our local church.
You want to join Crystal Park Baptist Church Benoni? That’s great! This process helps us learn about you and helps you learn about us.
Find out more here: https://www.crystalparkbaptistchurch.co.za/membership/.