Membership in the New Covenant Church of God is both a privilege and a responsibility. It is a privilege because it has a unique calling amongst other churches in the Body of Christ attached to which are many promises.
As with any family, each family member has certain duties to perform which become more challenging and carry greater responsibilities the older the family member becomes. With greater responsibility also comes greater freedom and the watchcare of other family members.
NCCG is not a "once-a-week drop-by" Church. There is no Clergy-Laity divide. Once a new member has settled in and is quite sure he is going to give 100% to the Kingdom of Christ, he at once begins preparing for priestly service and ministry as a Deacon.
Coming to faith in Yahshua (Jesus) is not unlike falling in love, getting married and sharing a glorious honeymoon together. Once the honeymoon is over the realities and responsibilities of life face the new couple and they must learn to really get to know one another. Every marriage has struggles as the partners discover each other's defects and learn to adjust and be forgiving of deficiencies of character in the other.
Many newly born Christians make the mistake of believing that the Christian life is one never-ending honeymoon. Like the family situation, there are enormous adjustments to make. The Family of Christ, moreover, is not your typical two parents and two siblings structure but involves many, many more people. The Family of Christ consists of tens of thousands of saved souls. But since it is impossible for anyone to grow up intimately in such a large Family, Yahweh has created the local church, assembly, congregation, or local colony. These are purposefully small (maximum 144 people in an NCCG congregation) because anything larger is simply too big to allow the kind of intimacy families need in order to flourish.
But even 144 people, you will agree, is alot to get to know, and for this reason the local congregation is subdivided into smaller units and Cells and only meets as a whole on the Sabbath and on other special occasions. To see the structure, move on to the next page....