Church Membership

In his book “I Am A Church Member (Discovering the Attitude that Makes the Difference)”, Thom S. Rainer writes, “Members of a church comprise the whole and are essential parts of it.  The apostle Paul would carry the body metaphor further and explain that members are individual parts of the body.  Some are eyes; others are ears.  Some are feet; still others are hands.  That is why he concludes: ‘For as the body is one and has many parts, and all the parts of that body, though many are one body – so also is Christ’ (1 Cor. 12:12).

With church membership, everyone has a role or function.  That is why some are hands, feet, ears, or eyes.  We are all different, but we are necessary parts of the whole.  Each part, therefore, has to do its work, or the whole body suffers.  There is a beautiful diversity in the midst of unity in church membership.  The Bible makes it clear that if one part does not do its job, the whole body does not function well.  But if one part does its job well, the whole body rejoices and is stronger: ‘So if one member suffers, all the members suffer with it; if one member is honored, all the members rejoice with it’ (1 Cor. 12:26).”

Shoreline members commit to following the Lord and to becoming actively involved in the ministry at SCC.

Church Membership
“Let them do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to give, willing to share, storing up for themselves a good foundation for the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life.” 1 Tim. 6:18-19

Becoming a church member additionally confers voting privileges at / on:

  • Annual Church Business Meetings.
  • Specially called Church Business Meetings.
  • Budget approvals.
  • Annual affirmation of elders and deacons.
  • Members may serve and vote on church committees.

Membership says “This is my church family and I want to become an active member serving the Lord here!”

To consider becoming a member of Shoreline Community Church, review the “SCC Constitution” and “Membership Covenant” to see if you are in agreement. (See documents link below)

To apply for Church membership, complete the membership application and simply give it to one of the elders.  You will be contacted and an interview will be arranged.