I'm interested. What next?

The resources on this page, along with checking out the "Who we are" section, are a great start to beginning your journey toward putting down roots with us. 

If you have more questions about membership or are ready to take that step email our pastor at johnny@shawneecommunity.org and he'll help you get plugged in. 

Learn more! Join us for our next Newcomer Lunch. Make plans to join us for a Newcomer Lunch, a quarterly opportunity to learn more about ministry and membership at SCCC where lunch and childcare are provided. 

membership f.a.q.

What do I have to believe? 

When you come seeking to join SCCC we ask one question- "Do you affirm your faith in Jesus Christ?". If you can say "yes" that's all we ask. The other ideological differences we may have are far less important than our common goal of following Jesus together. When we are at our best Disciples are communities of conversation that discuss big issues without requiring everyone to agree.

What does membership at SCCC mean?

To us "membership" is a formal commitment to ministry, generosity, and service at SCCC. Becoming a member is not about privileges we gain or control we attain. It's about sharing with your church family that you are committed to our common mission and vision and want to make this your place to serve Jesus. Becoming a member here is a covenant commitment to live our ministry values in the community.

What is expected of church members?

There are no doctrinal statements or performance contracts to sign when becoming a part of SCCC. A commitment to ministry and membership is a convenant between you, your church family, and God built on the honor system and your personal faith journey.

Using the honor system here are the things we ask members to covenant to strive for together:

Worship. Make it a goal to worship three or more times a month. Worship binds us together as a Christian community and creates moments to connect with God and each other. 

Volunteer. Volunteer to serve in one of our in-house ministries or in one of our Compassion ministries. Committing to membership is about committing to do ministry together.

   Grow. Participate in The Practice, an Elder Group, or or other relational group- we want people to do life and faith together at SCCC.  

Give. Help us live into our vision of being a church that gives 65% or more of our resources to real hands' on ministry by beginning a journey of generosity, trusting that SCCC is a worthwhile investment of your offering to God as a ministry doing "kingdom of God" work.

Neighbor- Bear witness to Christ's love by being a good neighbor and building intentional relationships of compassion with your neighbors, community, and coworkers.