Membership in a local church is an important part of an individual Christian's growth and commitment. Since the Bible describes the church as "the bride of Christ", membership finds a parallel in the marriage commitment. Merely living together in a casual arrangement can never produce the security, satisfaction and growth that the marriage covenant promises.
On the most basic level, a person does not have to go to church (or even be a member) to be a Christian. You don't have to go home to be married either! But in marriage and in the church, if you do not, you will have a very poor relationship.
Through membership, we receive the opportunities to grow through worship, hearing the word, sharing in the Lord's Table, discipleship and discipline, growth through small group involvement, service to the body and the community. It is through commitment that we more deeply understand, embrace and pursue Christ's vision and destiny for His bride, the church.
For more information, download the membership document or contact Steve Henderson.