The Church has a membership of people young and old, who have been baptized as believers in Jesus.

The  Constitution of the Shore Baptist Church and a Covenant for Members

The Constitution and Covenant for Members  simply sets out the aims of the church and the structure and governance of the church. It can be read or downloaded here.

Our Basis of Faith

The constitution refers to the Baptist Confession of Faith 1689 as expressing what we, as a church, believe are the Bible’s teachings, (also called doctrines), on certain key matters.  In particular what we believe about:

  • God
  • The Bible
  • Humankind
  • Jesus
  • Salvation
  • The Holy Spirit
  • The church
  • The future

We regard the Baptist Confession of Faith of 1689 as an excellent, though not inspired, expression of the teaching of the Word of God.  Because we acknowledge the word of God written to be the supreme authority in all matters of faith, morals, and order, we adopt these two historic documents as our doctrinal standards. We find them to be assistance in controversy, a confirmation in faith, and a means of edification in righteousness.

You can read the Baptist Confession of Faith (1689) here.Here is another version in modern English.

Church Membership

For many people the idea of church membership is new, particularly in the 21st century. Steven Turner has written a brief article which you can read here clarifying why church membership is as relevant today as it has been in the past.