CBC 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 CBC by way of marriage to a CBC member, we ask that you faithfully attend CBC Big Church for about a period of 1 year and then apply for membership.