We rejoice when newcomers wish to join our congregation and thank God for the opportunity to have other Christian brothers and sisters walk with us, worship with us, and go through life with us.
There are several ways in which we receive members:
- Holy Baptism (all ages, especially infants)
- Rite of Confirmation (following Catechesis, or instruction in the Faith)
- Transfer from a sister congregation of the Lutheran Church –– Missouri Synod
- Profession of faith/Reaffirmation of Faith (following Catechesis, or instruction in the Faith)
Visit our Forms page for more information
In becoming a member at Our Savior, you are confessing (together with all of our members) that:
- You are baptized in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost
- You accept all canonical books of the Old and New Testament as the only divine rule and standard of faith and life
- You are familiar with Luther’s Small Catechism and have declared your acceptance of it
- With God’s help, you desire to be humble and permit yourself to be brotherly and lovingly admonished and corrected when you have erred according to the Word of God
- You are not a member, affiliate, or supporter of a secret society or other organizations that conflict with the Word of God
Adult Membership Classes (Lutheran Faith and Life, formerly Lutheranism 101):
For anyone who is interested in becoming a member here at Our Savior by profession/reaffirmation of faith, we offer Lutheranism Faith and Life classes, which are a course of study designed to teach the basics of the doctrine of the Bible and the life of a Christian. This is an enjoyable time of learning about the great things that God has done for us in Christ. Come and join us for these classes. Visit our Calendar page for more specific dates and times.
Other Catechesis or instruction in the Faith:
We realize that not all schedules and situations will allow for a person to be a part of the Lutheranism Faith and Life class. That is why we have private Catechesis that goes on throughout the year. This can be done with entire families, groups of people, or individuals who are seeking to become members here at Our Savior. Our goal is to welcome you in as members of this congregation, so that you can celebrate with us in all of the gifts which our Lord so graciously gives. Visit our Calendar page for more specific dates and times.