How to Join Us

How to Join Us

If you are seeking community and purpose, Our Saviour may be the church for you. But don’t decide at once! Take some time to visit and get to know us. Talk with our pastors. Explore the Lutheran spiritual tradition. There’s no hurry and no pressure.

Although you may participate without joining the church, committing to support God’s work through Our Saviour and connecting more deeply with the community as a member offers unique blessings. Members ARE the ministers of this church, taking the lead in all areas of ministry and service within the congregation and outside our walls. With membership, you are saying you believe in the work God is doing in this place. Membership is our primary way of connecting, even—or especially—when we don’t agree with each other.

If you have decided that this is the church for you, begin by talking to a pastor. The ways to become a member of Our Saviour are by baptism, by affirmation of faith, or by transfer of membership. In every case, we recommend a new member’s orientation. You may also join us less formally as a friend or associate member.

Baptism

If you are new to Christianity, or despite going to church have never been baptized, then you are a candidate for the Sacrament of Holy Baptism. After a period of study, you will be washed in the waters of new life, sealed with the Holy Spirit and made a part of God’s People throughout the world and the ages.

Affirmation of Faith

If you are a baptized Christian, but not part of a Lutheran congregation, you may choose to affirm your faith before the congregation. This is a simple ceremony and the pastor will lead you through it.

Transfer

If you are already part of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America or one of its partner churches, we can write to your present congregation and request a transfer of membership. Although nothing else is required, we warmly encourage you to affirm your faith publicly as well.