Our church believes that the churches described in the New Testament in general refers to the local church. That being the case, we encourage everyone to commit and belong to a local church. We do not encourage church hopping or church shopping. If you currently belong to another local evangelical church, we humbly encourage you to stay there, support your pastor/s and faithful serve there. For those who are transplants via relocation to Seattle area or come to BHC by way of marriage to a BHC member, we ask that you faithfully attend BHC Big Church for about a period of 6 to 12 months and then apply for membership. You must first take the GCM before taking the membership class.