God’s family functions much like a natural family does. Every member has roles and responsibilities, takes ownership, disciplines, and always loves and supports each member. The same is true in God’s family. Each person has a role to play and a responsibility to protect the family by contributing to its growth and committing to make sacrifices so that the family can succeed. Your local church isn’t a place where you attend. It is where you belong.
The New Testament church models the whole-hearted commitment God wants us to have toward each other, our leaders, and our local church family.