Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and aliens, but fellow citizens with God's people and members of God's household, Ephesians 2:19
At 'The House' we encourage membership because God did not design us to be floating believers. Membership calls us to be a vital organ in a living body. A member is someone who has made a practical committment to the God given purposes of the local church he/she attends. Members agree to pray for the church, attend regularly, give generously, discover their ministry gifts, take part in decision making etc. Without church membership it's very difficult to grow as a Christian.
To join The House as a member you would need to attend our Discovery Class. It's a half day program that explains the church vision, strategy, culture and so on. We also explain the essentials of the Christian faith such as Salvation, Baptism, Communion etc. At the end of it you will be asked to consider signing a Membership Covenant. The membership process concludes with your being offered the right hand of fellowship on the next Communion Sunday (typical Baptist practice did you say?:)
If after a period of attending The House (usually near consistent for 12 weeks) you want to join formally as a member please speak to anyone wearing a name badge in church and we will set things in motion.