Joining with Us

Becoming a member of Sellwood Baptist Church is not like becoming a member of health club, it is more like being adopted into a family. The members of Sellwood Baptist Church are committed to caring for one another, to helping each other grow in Christ, to holding one another accountable to their profession of faith, and to working together to make disciples of Jesus in the Sellwood-Moreland community and beyond. We believe that every Christian should be a member of a local church, and we would love for you to consider joining with us.

Below is a brief video explaining church membership.

Becoming a member of our church involves three steps.

Step 1. Membership Class

The first step for becoming a member of Sellwood Baptist is to attend a membership class. In the membership class our pastor tells the history of Sellwood Baptist Church, teaches through our Statement of Faith and Membership Covenant, and makes time for the participants to ask any questions about the life and theology of our church. Contact Josh Schneider ( to find out about our next Membership Class. 

Step 2. Membership Interview

If an individual is interested in joining the church after attending the membership class, he/she can contact the church office to schedule a meeting with the pastor and an elder for a membership interview. At the end of the interview a prospective member has the opportunity to ask the pastor any remaining questions he/she has about the church. 

Step 3. Congregational Affirmation

At a members meeting, based on the recommendation of the Elders, the congregation will vote to receive a prospective member into fellowship.