Why membership? Through the biblical story, God's people have always belonged to him like a husband to his bride - through a covenant (Genesis 12:1-2), and this also called all God's people to each other in a "covenant community," a people who share commitment to God, his Word, and the gospel mission in a local church. Membership at NFBC, then, is not like joining other organizations, but about living out Jesus' purposes in a community of shared faith and mission; this is why we reserve leadership roles and decision making for members of our church. Talk to a pastor or deacon for more info.