What it Means to be a Member?
As recorded in our church constitution, we understand membership in our local church as follows:
V. Requirements for membership
a. Confession of faith in Jesus as only Savior and Lord in one’s life.
b. Believer’s baptism.
c. Agreement with this church’s statement of faith.
d. Willingness to accept this constitution and its by-laws.
e. Persons from other congregations may become members by presentation
of church letters showing that they have been members in good
standing in their home congregation. In the absence of letters,
members may also be received by the right hand of fellowship and
confession of faith.
VI. Privileges of members
a. Christ’s church has been called to love one another, to meet one another’s
needs, to observe the ordinances of believer’s baptism and the Lord’s
Table and to live obediently to the commands which our Lord gave to
b. Members are urged to pursue a personal relationship with God through
prayer and Bible reading. Parents are also encouraged to actively
teach and nurture their children in obedience to our Lord.
c. It is a privilege to contribute towards the ministries of the church, to
benevolence, missions, and other worthy causes. We understand a
believer’s giving is by personal conviction, yet should be “according as
God has prospered him.” (I Corinthians 16:2)
d. All members shall be entitled to one vote at meetings of the congregation.
Voting by proxy is not permitted. Absentee ballots for officers will be
mailed to active, out of town members at least two weeks prior to the
annual business meeting. Ballots received by the day of the meeting will
be counted. Any issue deemed critical by the church board will also use
this absentee procedure.
e. This local church depends on an active church membership. Active
members are regularly attending services at the church, are supporting
the church ministry with their finances, are using their gifts and talents to
edify others in the church, and see genuine worth in fellowshipping with
brothers and sisters in Christ in their local church. Exception is understood
for those members suffering from extended illness, those who are
homebound or in a care facility, and those who seasonally relocate to
f. Those members who choose to separate themselves from
active participation in this church are displaying their decision to separate
from this local body and will not be considered members.
g. Persons having separated themselves from this local body may regain
membership upon formal request to the Church Board and upon
completion of counseling with the pastor and the Spiritual Life Board.
Become a Member
If you are interested in becoming a member at Comins Community Church, please contact Pastor Salsbury or any of the Spiritual Life Board members.