We believe the church is best served by a healthy understanding of church membership. Sadly, church membership is often misunderstood. Belonging to a church is not like joining a health club or discount wholesale club for the personal benefits and desirable amenities. Church membership is submitting oneself to the Christian community and being responsible for a local Christian community.
We believe the church and the Christian find encouragement, protection, instruction, and accountability in healthy church membership. This is one reason we encourage members to participate in City Group.
We seek to carry out this vision for meaningful membership through an ordinarily four-step process by which to join Grace Baptist Church, New Tampa.