The Bible teaches that membership in a local church is one of the most basic ways that Christians follow Jesus. In fact, it is so basic that the authors of the New Testament simply assume that every Christian will be part of a local church. The reason for this is simple. The local church is at the heart of God’s plan to save sinners through the gospel of his son, Jesus Christ. The depth of relationships envisioned in the Bible for God's people presuppose a high level of commitment, vulnerability and trust. This is one reason why we take membership in the local church so seriously.
The church is called "the body of Christ" in the Bible for a reason: we are to be vitally and consciously committed to one another as brothers and sisters in Jesus, promising to share in one another's joys, to bear each others' burdens and sorrows, and to share life together as we seek to grow to maturity in Christ. Our prayer is that membership at Joy Community Fellowship of Williamstown would display to those around us what God’s love looks like. We would love for you to join us.