Why Partnership?

Does it really matter if I’m a partner of Abundant Life or not? Why do I have to take a class to even become a partner? Why do I have to sign anything? People often ask these questions about our partnership process, skeptical as to why there seem to be so many “hoops” to jump through.

It’s true. We take partnership seriously and with a lot of gravity. This is one reason we call it “Partnership” not “membership”. Membership implies paying a fee to obtain a resource for oneself, much like a golf membership. Partnership brings with it an idea of living life together, in community and giving of oneself to others.  

Committing yourself to a body of believers is weighty. But it’s also wonderful. When Partners join, they commit to a spiritual family that provides encouragement and support. They are called to a biblical degree of responsibility, service and sacrifice to their brothers and sisters. Our elders and leaders also pledge to assist our Partners with care, counsel, prayer and teaching.

For a copy of Abundant Life's Partnership document click the link below.

For a copy of our Policies and Procedures click the link below.