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Sholing Baptist Church, Middle Road, Sholing, Southampton, SO19 8FS
Jesus said, “I will build my church“
Rules and Regulations
All professing Christians who regard Sholing Baptist as their church, and are in
agreement with the Statement of Faith and Purpose, should be encouraged to become
members. All requests for membership will be considered by the Leaders and, if accepted,
the applicant will be received into membership at a subsequent Communion Service.
The oversight of spiritual and material matters of the church shall be the joint
responsibility of the Leaders, one or more of whom may be employed by the church
in a paid capacity. There must be a minimum of three Leaders, though preferably more.
The Leaders are to be believers in full accord with the Statement of Faith and Purpose
and shall be men called and qualified by God in accordance with the Scriptures. Nominations
can be submitted in writing to the Secretary by any church member at any time. After
due consideration the existing Leaders may decide to announce the proposal to the
church inviting comments. After a period of one month the Leaders will either invite
the nominee to join them as a Leader or, should an invitation not be extended, then
a suitable explanation will be given. New Leaders will be formally welcomed into
office at a subsequent Communion Service.
Those accepted into Leadership will continue in office until they resign or are removed,
should that become necessary. The Leaders are under an obligation to ensure that
the Biblical standards for leadership are maintained. Any allegations of unsuitability
must be dealt with and appropriate action taken. A Leader can be removed from office
by the majority vote of the other Leaders. Should a significant proportion of the
membership become discontent with the Leadership over any issue to the extent that
it cannot be resolved satisfactorily then the advice and guidance of a mutually respected
third party may be sought.
Only church members shall be eligible for positions of leadership within any department of the church.