Interested in Lutheran beliefs or church membership?
To become a member at St. John’s or just to learn more about what we believe, we invite you to attend two classes introducing you to the teachings of the Christian faith and of Lutheran theology. These classes address the Bible, the Triune God and the “what and why” of Christianity and being Lutheran.
We believe this is the best way to get to know our church and its ministries, and to help newcomers feel a part of our church family. We want you to be happy at St. John’s by preparing you to be an active member—serving God and others out of faith and love. You will be asked to sign up for a New Member Conversation with one of our Church leaders prior to being received into membership at St. John's. You can choose at the end of the classes whether or not you would like to become a member.
What does it mean to be a member at St. John's? Sometimes when we hear the word “member” we think of a country club or joining Costco. At St. John’s becoming a member is more like joining a family. Being part of a family involves many blessings but also responsibilities. By committing to be part of St. John’s you are saying that you want to grow as a disciple of Jesus Christ and that you commit to the discipleship process we have adopted as a family of believers. At St. John’s we are fully committed to:
CONNECT To God and His People In Worship
GROW Together in God’s Word Through Life Groups
SHARE Christ With Our Words, Service and Resources
Already a Confirmed Lutheran transferring from another Lutheran church?
If you are transferring from another Lutheran Church we ask that you attend at the first and the last two classes. This class will help you discover your gifts and help you learn more about the ministries and opportunities to serve here at St. John’s. While not required, we strongly encourage you to come to all classes so that you can better connect with others. We also encourage you to have a New Member Conversation with our Church Leaders.
UPCOMING CLASS DATES:
All classes are held in the dining room of St. John's Walker Hall. All 7 classes are required to become a member of St. John's.
9/14 - Class #1 Meet St. John's:11am-12pm
9/21 - Class #2 Discover God and His Word: 9:30-10:45am
9/28 - Class #3 Discover Grace: 9:30-10:45am
10/5 - Class #4 Discover Baptism: 9:30-10:45am
10/12 - Class #5 Discover the Lord's Supper: 9:30-10:45am
10/19 - Class #6 Discover Connect and Grow: 9:30-10:45am
10/26 - Class #7 Discover Share and Shape: 9:30-10:45am
New Member Service and Reception, December 7th at the 9:30am services
2/1 - Class #1 Meet St. John's:11am-12pm
2/8 - Class #2 Discover God and His Word: 9:30-10:45am
2/22 - Class #3 Discover Grace: 9:30-10:45am
3/1 - Class #4 Discover Baptism: 9:30-10:45am
3/8 - Class #5 Discover the Lord's Supper: 9:30-10:45am
3/15 - Class #6 Discover Connect and Grow: 9:30-10:45am
3/22 - Class #7 Discover Share and Shape: 9:30-10:45am
New Member Service and Reception, April 26th at the 9:30am services