We believe that becoming part of a church family is a significant decision that should not be taken lightly. Membership in a healthy, local church can be a wonderful blessing, but it is a commitment. As a member of Malvern Hill, you commit to a spiritual family
that provides care, encouragement, accountability, and support for one another centered around God's Word.
At various times throughout the year, we offer a Next Steps class where people who are interested in church membership can discover what it means to become be part of Malvern Hill. This is an informal discussion with opportunities for questions and dialogue. We want to be open and honest as a church family about what we believe and how we work together as a church for the glory of God and the advancement of His kingdom. We also want to take time to get to know you, your gifts and passions, and how God is working in your life.
Some of the questions that will be covered during the class include:
"What does the Bible say about the local church and church membership?"
"Who is Malvern Hill and what do we believe?"
"Why should I become a member of Malvern Hill?"
What does a member of Malvern Hill look like?"
"What are ways that I can get involved in the life of the church family?"
You can download a copy of the booklet that we use during the class here.
After the Next Steps class, we invite you to complete the following steps for membership:
1. Speak with one of our pastors. We have a desire to make personal contact with those who wish to join our church so we can hear your faith story.
2. Respond at the end of a service during the time of invitation by coming forward. There is a card that you need to fill out (which you can get before the service if you would like) and pastor Craig will present you to the church for membership.
3. Schedule your baptism. If you have not experienced believer’s baptism by immersion, your baptism will be scheduled and you will be baptized.
4. Jump into ministry. We want you to be fully integrated into the life of our church, so we hope that you will jump into ministry with both feet by committing to a LifeGroup and finding mission and ministry opportunities where you can partner.
If, at any point in the process, you have questions or concerns, feel free to contact the church office by phone (803-432-7035) or email.