On Being Church

Church Membership


Heyworth Christian Church is more than just a "house of friends," we are spiritual family. We are the Bride and Body of Christ. We are God's method for serving in the world as His hands & feet, filled with His presence, the Holy Spirit. 


We commit to Christ & one another (2 Corinthians 8:5). Jesus said that our love for each other is to be the mark of discipleship (John 13:33-34). 


Acts 2:41 also shows that the progression of Christian maturity,  involves commitment to a local church. 


1 John 3:16 tells us that we know love by Jesus' model  for us, and  we ought to make sacrifices for each other.


The phrase "one another" or "each other" is used more than fifty times in the New Testament, and brings all this together. 

We are commanded to love each other, pray for each other, encourage each other, admonish each other, greet each other, serve each other, teach each other, accept each other, honor each other, bear each other's burdens, forgive each other, sing to each other, submit to each other and be devoted to each other, etc. All of these commands are what membership in a local body of believers is about at HCC as we thrive together as ultimate family; spiritual family where Jesus Christ is the head. 


Click here to view our membership covenant. 


Please go to our Resources section on this website, and find the sermon "What is the Church?" January 1, 2018 for more information.