Membership Inquiries

St. John’s welcomes all people—members and non-members—for worship services. Visitors who are interested in making St. John’s their church home are encouraged to talk to one of our pastors about the process of becoming a member.

After speaking with a pastor, the next steps in the process depend on your current church affiliation.

New Members from Other Denominations/Unchurched

If you haven’t recently been an active church member or you belonged to a church of another denomination (e.g., Evangelical, Roman Catholic, ELCA), you’ll enroll and participate in adult instruction, which covers foundational teachings of the confessional Lutheran faith.

After completing adult catechesis, those who wish to pursue membership will be confirmed (or baptized and confirmed, if unbaptized) at St. John’s in the faith of the Evangelical Lutheran Church.

Transfers from Confessional Lutheran Congregations (LCMS, WELS, ELS, etc.)

We encourage all new members, regardless of their previous church affiliation, to take adult instruction at St. John’s.