Three Sundays ago, we began a 10-part teaching series through the Core Values of Redemption Church. We began by considering the sufficiency of Scripture, followed by the interpretation of Scripture. Then last Sunday, we looked at the application of Scripture, as we made the connection between our sanctification and God’s glory. In this week’s study, we will be looking at one of the primary means of a believer’s sanctification, which is the local church. In this study, we will be defining what the local church is, the purpose of the local church, the essential & non-essential elements of a biblically functioning church, along with the responsibility of every believer to be committed to a local church.