Membership at SBPC
Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it. 1 Corinthians 12:27 (NIV)
There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you
were called; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is
over all and through all and in all. Ephesians 4:4-6 (NIV)
Welcome from Pastor Mike McClenahan
I'm so glad you're interested in becoming a member of Solana Beach Presbyterian Church. Membership is a very important first step of discipleship in this church. It's a commitment to following Jesus and a commitment to our life together: worshiping, growing and serving together, and supporting our ministry with prayer and financial giving.
We've designed this short course in two parts: online and in person. Our intention is to help you discern if SBPC is the right faith community for you. Although we have much in common with every other Christian church, it is true that every congregation has its own personality and emphases. We want you to be able to make a thoughtful and prayerful decision about your commitment as a member of SBPC. Part of that exploration is our New Member Seminar, held quarterly on Saturday mornings from 9:00am to 12:00pm. Childcare is available upon request.
Online (3 hours)
Read about who we are, what we believe, and how we are trying to live it out. Complete and return the New Member Information Form. Complete our online SHAPE Assessment. This should take about 3 hours of your time.
In person (3 hours)
Attend the New Member Seminar. Bring any questions, your story of faith and SHAPE results. If you are ready, you can decide to become a member. Childcare is available if you let us know a week in advance. Please email or call Camille Clemens (858-509-2580 x1207) if you have any questions, to RSVP, or for directions.
Reception and Baptisms (2 hours)
The following week (one week after a New Member Seminar) the congregation will welcome you into membership and we will celebrate baptism for those who have not already been baptized. We ask that new members attend both hours of services.
Our next seminars will be held on Saturday, May 14 and October 1, 2016. New Member Congregational Receptions will be Sunday, May 22 and October 8, 2016.
Thanks again for your interest in becoming a member at SBPC. To get started, click the continue button below.