Church Membership

At Skyridge, as in other Church of the Brethren congregations, individuals are invited to join in membership through:

  • Baptism
  • Transfer of membership
  • Reaffirmation of faith

We baptize by immersion. We refer to our practice as “believers’ baptism” because this is a rite reserved for people mature enough to understand the meaning of choosing to follow the way of Jesus Christ. Baptism is the beginning of a person’s life of faith, an outward sign of an inward conviction. Some people who are baptized as children choose to re-baptize in this way, but this is not necessary to become a member.

If you have already been baptized in another church, you can join Skyridge through transferring your membership from another congregation or through publicly reaffirming your faith.

Membership classes are offered on a regular basis for high school students. Membership classes are also available for others at any time upon request. All who are interested are welcome to explore church membership regardless of gender, race, sexual orientation, marital status, or any way in which one may be differently-abled. Please see the pastor if you are interested in joining us.