Want to Join?

Shallowford Presbyterian Church is an active congregation of warm hospitality, lively ministries for all ages, a commitment to mission, and a sense of connection to both God and one another. We would love to have you join us! If you are interested in becoming a member, or learning more about membership, feel free to contact Rev. Christopher Henry.


discoveringshallowfordDiscovering Shallowford classes are held four times per year and provide an opportunity to learn about Shallowford’s mission and vision, Christian faith in the 21st Century, and where you might find a home in the life and ministry of this congregation. The class meets on two consecutive Sunday mornings (9:30-10:30 a.m.). Membership is open to all who profess faith in Jesus Christ as Lord, who affirm their reliance on God’s grace, and who intend to participate actively in the worship and mission of the church.


New members are received by the Session, Shallowford’s governing body, in one of the four ways:

  1. By Profession of Faith in Jesus Christ before Session and then the congregation. If you were previously baptized, but never made a public profession.
  2. By Profession of Faith in Jesus Christ and Baptism. If you have not been baptized, you may join by making a public profession of faith before Session and the congregation and then being baptized in a Sunday morning worship service.
  3. By Reaffirmation of Faith. If you have been a member of a Christian church, but have not been active in recent years, you may join by re-affirming your need of, and dependence on, the grace and love of God.
  4. By Letter of Transfer. If you have made a profession of faith and are a member of another church, you may join by transferring your certificate of membership from the church that you are leaving to join Shallowford.

Want to know more about what Presbyterians believe?  Read our Brief Statement of Faith