Membership at NBC

Once you've decided to make NBC your spiritual home, we would encourage you to think about covenant membership.

The difference between attending church regularly and being a member is rather like the difference between a buttress and a pillar; a butress supports the church from the outside while a pillar support it from within. Church membership is about a covenant relationship and commitment.

A distinctive practice in Baptist Churches is that key decisions about church life are made collectively by the church members at a members' meeting when we seek to discover what God us saying and directing us.

It's the members of the church, through the church meetings, who make the big descisions about church life. More than that, members meetings are times when we can hear each others views and pray together - collectively discerning the will of God through the comments and insights of individual church members.

Membership is not automatic, you need to apply to become a member.