We warmly welcome any person who trusts and obeys the Lord Jesus Christ and has passed through the baptismal waters to consider whether this may be the church of which they should become a member. Church membership is a great privilege but it is also a serious commitment not to be entered into lightly. It is more than having your name on a church roll or a spot in the cemetery. It involves a commitment to faithful attendance and active involvement and support in the life and fellowship of the body. Therefore church membership is not something to rush into thoughtlessly and carelessly.
Jesus Christ has ordained that His people become part of a local assembly or local church where such exists, for the purpose of worshipping and serving Him together, receiving Instruction In His Word and being accountable to one another. Church membership has been well-defined as "a voluntary, openly expressed, earnest commitment to obey Christ's directives regarding church life In reference to a specific congregation." We find In the New Testament that churches had a recognizable, countable, openly committed membership and each member Is directed not to forsake the stated meetings of the church of which they are a part (Heb. 10:25). The local church is represented as a distinct group that could be counted, added to and joined, called upon to select leaders from among Itself, be officially gathered together for worship, exercise discipline, and be assigned to the care of pastors (Acts 2:41-47; Acts 5:11-13; Acts 6:1-3; Acts 14:27; 1 Cor. 14:23-25; Mt. 18:15-17, 1 Cor.5; Acts 20:28; 1 Peter 5:1-3).