Here at Radiance, we do not have a formal membership, but rather model ourselves from the simplicity we see the early church function in the book of Acts.
We see God adding and people being added to the church (Acts 2:41, 2:47, 5:14). We also believe that the elders (also referred to as pastors) are the gates (Lam 5:14, Pro 21:23); therefore you come in and out through the gates.
This function and pattern helps bring clarity in knowing who is a part of our community; it also allows us a part of Radiance to be held with a very open hand, meaning no one is forced, trapped, or tricked in joining our community. We also believe this breathes life into the organic nature Jesus established His church and called her to function.