What does becoming a member of the church not mean?
It does not mean you can now receive communion. You already can.
It does not mean you can now join a Bible study, or have a wedding, or grieve a loved one here. You already can.
It does not mean you can make use of envelopes in order to receive tax receipts for donations. You already can.
What does becoming a member of the church mean?
It means that you take a step to make this church, “your church.”
It means that you commit yourself to be part of this people and this place.
It means that you set out to encourage the community in thanking people when you are blessed by them in some way.
It means that you set out to strengthen the community by expressing your concerns humbly and directly.
It means that you set out to help out when you have the ability and the time to carry it out.
What do I need to do to become a member?
You need to ask. Making the church “your church” is something you need to initiate. Call the office. Talk to a pastor. In your conversation with the pastor you will find out if you want to sit down with the pastor and talk about the basics of Christianity, or talk about the specifics of being Lutheran. Or you may find that you simply wish to join the church without instruction in one of three ways
That’s it. It begins simply by asking.
Please consider this act of deepening your walk of faith with Jesus, by committing yourself to walk, serve, learn and grow with other followers of Jesus in this place.