This is a common question we are asked (and a great one!). Our answer is usually in the form of a question: Have you been born again? See, membership doesn’t happen because you signed a document.
We believe that when a person is brought into the spiritual family of God through rebirth by the grace through faith, and the power of the Holy Spirit, that they are instantaneously made a member of the body of Christ (the Church). Membership, then, happens at the moment of spiritual rebirth. If you are born again, you are a member of Christ’s body. The follow-up question would be, “Are you a functioning member of the local church or not?” As members of the local church, we desire to grow into our identity, not only as followers of Christ, but as members of one another,
Below are seven best practices. We believe that a functioning member of our church body endevoyrs to practice these things. We see these characteristics in Jesus’ followers in the New Testament, and also pledge to grow into the same.