Over time, God uses the commitments you make to shape your life.
This is particularly true of the decision to become a member of a local church. The commitment of membership is a significant milestone, shaping your life for the better. Christians benefit from being members of a local church and this is why Lighthouse regularly offers 'Discovering Lighthouse Membership" classes.
Ephesians 2:19 (GNB) says "So then, you Gentiles are not foreigners or strangers any longer; you are now fellow citizens with God's people, and members of the family of God". This verse teaches that the church IS a family. Your spiritual family is going to last longer than your physical family becuase your spiritual family is for eternity.
A Christian without a church family is a contradiction. When a believer says they do not need a church family, it's like saying, "I want to be a soldier and fight, but I don't want to be a part of any specific platoon." This unwillingness to commit misses an opportunity to be shaped by God.
The "Discovering Lighthouse Membership" class helps you understand our purpose and strategy as a church. This class answers your questions and helps you learn how to be involved at Lighthouse.