Classes for new members wishing to join Lord of Life are held several times throughout the year. These classes explore the basics of the Christian faith and offer an opportunity to get to know the pastors and other members of our congregation. We are pleased that you are interested in joining with us in praising and thanking God. We encourage you to be actively involved as part of the Lord of Life family while you move through the process of becoming a member.
Step One: Please notify the church office of your interest and to let us know if you wish to pick up a new member packet or have it mailed to you.
- Please fill out and return to the church office the following: the Membership Record sheet; the Strengths and Abilities Sharing Sheet; the New Member Interview sheet; and the Transfer Request sheet (if appropriate).
- Also please give attention to the Estimate of Giving Card; and Our Journey of Faith Continues capital funds commitment sheet filling them out now or later.
- The packet also contains general and specific information relating to the life and ministry of Lord of Life.
- Please study the book Reclaiming the “L” Word: Renewing the Church from Its Lutheran Core and the paper titled Northeastern Minnesota Synod, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
Step Two: After looking over the general and specific information about Lord of Life, and reading and studying Reclaiming the “L” Word: Renewing the Church from Its Lutheran Core and Northeastern Minnesota Synod, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America This Church… we welcome you to make an appointment to visit with one of the pastors. This hour will be an opportunity for us to get to know one another and for you to ask questions.
Step Three: Attend a new member orientation session where you will meet other new members, staff member and council members. We will share with you about the life and ministry of Lord of Life and answer your questions. We will ask you to share with us one thing that stood out for you as you read, Reclaiming the “L” Word. New member orientations will be held on a Wednesday evening in January, April/May and September. The session will be 60 to 80 minutes in length.
Step Four: You will be received into membership on the Sunday or Wednesday following the new member orientation.
To register for new member classes at Lord of Life, please stop by the church office to pick up a membership packet and reading materials.