When it comes to joining CLCC, membership just doesn’t say it all. So instead, we call it Partnership. It’s similar but it’s not identical. We’re looking for people to officially come alongside those who have made CLCC their church home to partner together in order to accomplish the mission and vision that God has for CLCC. Membership holds more to the idea that you belong to something for the sole benefit of what you get out of the deal. While Partnership has its privileges, it is more about owning the mission and banding together with a group of people committed to that same mission. We believe the church is a partnership of Spirit-led disciples who follow Jesus. The church isn’t a country club bound by exclusive membership; it’s a missional community bound together by the gospel.
The first steps to becoming a Partner are to regularly attend CLCC for a period of six months as well as participate in a partnership class. In this class you will learn more about CLCC’s Constitution including its mission, vision, values, leadership structure, policies and statement of faith.
All partners of CLCC agree to the following fundamental truths of the Bible:
Note: All pastoral staff at CLCC, as credential holders of the PAOC, in addition to the above statements, agree to adhere to the Statement of Essential and Fundamental Truths of the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada.
Our Partnership obligations exist because we believe that our partners should fully understand how our church functions and what we believe. In addition to partners being adults of 18 years of age, we require the following:
(1) Protect the unity of the church
. . . By acting in love toward others
. . . By refusing to gossip
. . . By following the leaders
(2) Share in the spiritual & financial responsibility of the church.
. . . By praying for our leaders and one another
. . . By giving to CLCC regularly through tithes and offerings