Becoming a member…
At Stony Hill, we place a high emphasis on church membership. Among other things, membership strengthens the church by bringing like-minded believers together in a commitment to the body of Christ. Church membership is required for teaching, leading in worship, working with our children or youth, and holding other key positions in the church.
In an effort to make membership at Stony Hill meaningful and biblical, we have instituted a prospective member orientation. This class is open to all interested in church membership, even if a decision to join has not been made. The orientation gives an overview of our beliefs, vision, and understanding of living as a disciple of Jesus in the context of the local church. From there, the prospective member is interviewed by the pastor to give an opportunity to speak of God’s work in the prospective member’s life. The final step is a congregational affirmation.