What does it mean to truly belong to the Church, the Body of Christ? Most of us have a sense of belonging in terms of relationships and most churches have a formal membership process. But is that what belonging truly is? There is actually far more to it. In the Bible, there are two foundational aspects of belonging that we must understand. They are not complicated but they are critically important. First, we belong to God. Second, we belong to one another. Both of these truths make claims on us that we might not be prepared for but must reckon with. Both of these truths find expression in the local church.
Because of this, we learn that true belonging takes commitment, requires more than our ‘social selves’, and embraces all that we share in Christ.