Membership is part of the discipleship journey at New Heights. Being a member indicates that a person is willing to recognize that with privilege comes responsibility. It’s nice to enjoy the benefits of a church family, but in order for that to be multiplied in others, we look for people who will commit to this family in order to foster a dedicated core of family members who will be the strength of our ministry and presence in the community.
An illustration to help explain:  If you keep showing up at your friends house at supper time, they will graciously keep feeding you and treat you like family but you aren’t “really.” A real member of the family is required to contribute and be involved in a give and take relationship if the family is going to work (and not burn out the parents).
When a person becomes a member of a local church, he or she commits to be a dependable part of that family and with that commitment comes the privilege to have a say in decisions (money and priority decisions) along with an ownership in the success of that family.
Membership is a practical application to Bible instructions to “forsake not the assembling of yourselves together” (Hebrews 10:25). It is the next step after salvation and baptism (Acts 2:38-47).