The idea of church membership is not new; although at Life Church, we are presenting membership in a new way. First, we begin our membership process with the importance of relationship in mind. Each person or couple sits down with a church leader to simply share God-stories with each other. The next step includes participation in a four-week group study of Romans 12-14 on biblical membership. The format of the study is conversational and geared towards building relationship with others in the study. Should participants find that they agree with the doctrinal, moral and participatory standards shared from God’s Word, they will be invited to become members. The process culminates in a commissioning service with the rest of the church body.