Every Christian has the great privilege of spiritual membership in the universal body of Christ. But we also believe that membership in a local congregation is beneficial for every Christian. We encourage those who call FBC home to become formal members, but we don't believe that formal membership is commanded or required by each and every local church. In other words, we would not consider it sin for a person to be a faithful member of a local church but not a formal member. If you are not ready to consider membership at this time, that is OK!