So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God.

[Ephesians 2:19]


We believe that membership in the local church is a Christian’s clearest personal commitment to the Church’s mission and life. As a local assembly of God’s people, we agree together to fulfill our Lord’s commission (Matthew 28:19-20) and commandment (Galatians 5:14) in our community. The Pelican Bay Church By-Laws reflect how we will live out this essential covenant.

Learn more about membership by reviewing the following documents:
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Responsibilities of Members:

  1. Maintain a Biblical lifestyle that exhibits evidence of conversion, including personal spiritual disciplines, marriage, work life, relationships, and standing with people in the larger world (1 Timothy 3:7].
  2. Pray for other members of the church, the Elders, and staff of the church regularly. [Ephesians 6:18-20 and Romans 12:12]
  3. Be supportive of all the ministries of the church to the best of their ability. [Hebrews 13:17-18 and James 5:9]
  4. Attend worship services and other congregational meetings regularly. [Hebrews 10:25]
  5. Let their gifts from the Holy Spirit be used to minister to the Body of Christ, and prayerfully serve in the church. [I Corinthians 12, Romans 12:1-8, Hebrews 10:24, Ephesians 4:1-13]
  6. Support Pelican Bay Church with their tithes and offerings. [Philippians 4:17, II Corinthians 8 & 9, Malachi 3, 1 Timothy 5:17-18, and I Corinthians 9:7-11]
  7. Uphold the sacred nature of marriage as between a man and a woman, avoiding all forms of sexual behavior outside the bonds of marriage. [Hebrews 13:4]
  8. Keep the church office informed as to any changes in status such as change of address, phone number or any other personal information. [Numbers 1:2-3]

Ready to Move Forward?

If you're ready to move forward, the first step is to complete the Membership Application and submit to the church. By submitting your application, you give our Elders information to get your membership process started.

Still Have Questions? 

If you questions and would like to talk with an Elder, give us a call or fill out this form to initiate a conversation.