We believe the church is best served by a healthy understanding of church membership.  Sadly, church membership is often misunderstood.  Belonging to a church is not like joining a health club or discount wholesale club for the personal benefits and desirable amenities.  Church membership is submitting oneself to the Christian community and being responsible for a local Christian community in accord with the Scriptures.

We believe God intends the church and the individual Christian to find encouragement, protection, instruction, and healthy accountability through biblical church membership. This means healthy church membership extends beyond our Sunday morning gathering as we know and are known by one another as we live out our covenant commitments in the strength God provides.