Becoming Part of the Church Fellowship in the Ancient New Way--Our conviction is that Jesus called people into fellowship with him and through that fellowship moved them to repent and turn to him for life (Luke 5, 19). Repentance followed fellowship. This was the opposite of Jesus' religious contemporaries for whom fellowship followed repentance. So we not only welcome people to our church family who have put their faith in Jesus, have repentant hearts, have been baptized, and seek to live godly lives, but we also welcome people to be a part of our church family who are not yet followers of Jesus. We believe that belonging can lead to believing, and this believing will ultimately allow the Spirit to transform people into the likeness of Christ.