The concept of a follower of Jesus who is not actively committed to, and participating in, the life of a local community of believers in Christ—a community which the Bible calls a “church”—is entirely foreign to the New Testament. Rather, that believers are committed to one another in the context of the local church is assumed, expected, and commanded in the New Testament. This dynamic of commitment is what we call “church membership.” which, At FFBC,
At Firm Foundation, church membership is recognized and ratified by a formal, public, statement and covenant between the individual believer (you), the body, and the leadership of this local assembly. It is a formal, official affirmation that we are all committed to one other and accountable to each other.