During our Membership process, you‘ll learn what it means to be a Member at Stonepoint Church. You'll notice that being a Member at Stonepoint has nothing to do with being in a Church building, but about being and becoming The Church. Below, you'll gain a better understanding of your next steps.
Step 1: Starting Point
To begin the Membership Process, please attend Starting Point to learn more about our mission, vision, core values, and ways to get connected to our church in meaningful ways.
- You can register for our next Starting Point here.
Step 2: Partnership
- At Starting Point, you'll meet new people, our team, and hear from our Elders.
- If you decide to join our church, we ask that you would complete our membership agreement.
- You will also submit a written testimony (a brief telling of how you came to Christ)
- If you are unable to attend a class in person, please contact us to arrange an in person meeting.
Step 3: Connect with Others
- We believe that biblical community is a clear emphasis in scripture. Journey Groups enable us to encourage one another and to let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. (Hebrew 10:24-25)
- Journey Groups are our primary means of adult disciple-making and spiritual formation.
- They also provide spiritual oversight, care, correction, and encouragement as we seek to be fully-devoted followers of Christ.
- We require membership to be placed in one of our Journey Groups, and ask all members to be active within a Journey Group.
- To join a Journey Group, we ask you attend Grouplink.
Step 4: Serve Others
Part of Membership at Stonepoint Church is faithfully contributing to Christ-centered service. We believe that scripture is clear on the biblical expectation of each member fulfilling the law of Christ and being an integral part of His body, the church. (Romans 12:6-8; I Peter 4:10-11; Galatians 6:2-5).
- See current needs and join our Serve Team here.
What Is Membership?
Church membership means that a person identifies with Christ as His follower. While there is a universal, scripture is clear that there were local expressions of the church in different locations. As a result, we can conclude that membership is not man's idea; but God's. We believe that a deep commitment to a local church is an act of obedience for all true believers to help us practice love, unity, commitment, care, accountability, and service within the body of Christ.
Metaphors used of the Church:
The church is continually referenced in different ways throughout the scriptures. The church is referred to as the bride of Christ, the flock of God, the family of God, and the body of Christ. (Ephesians 2:20-22; 1 Corinthians 12; 1 Peter 5:1-5)
To not join a local church puts each of us at risk:
- As the bride of Christ, we will struggle to be committed to our bridegroom, which is Christ (e.g., unfaithful)
- We will lack shepherds, which feed, care, and correct His flock (e.g., isolated; at risk)
- We will be disconnected from His body, with which Christ is the Head (e.g., dismembered)
- We miss out on the provision of family (e.g., orphaned)
- We lack the ability to be ambassadors of His kingdom (e.g., exiled)