Becoming part of a local church family is a really big and important decision. We encourage people to pray and think about church membership. Church membership is about belonging to a local church community and being involved in its life, work and witness. A member is someone who is committed to the local church and recognises that a particular fellowship is their spiritual home, where through faith they belong.
We believe in the ‘priesthood of all believers’. This means, for example, that we do not regard ministers as being closer to God than any other believer, and they are certainly not infallible! Nor do we go along with the concept of a one-person ministry. Church membership allows everyone to be involved with the decision making and shaping the vision of our church community.