Membership Inquiries

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church welcomes all people—members and non-members—for worship services.  Visitors who are interested in making St. Paul’s their church home are encouraged to talk to our pastor about the process of becoming a member.  After speaking with our 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 Redeemer in the faith of the Evangelical Lutheran Church.

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

Transfer If you’ve recently been a member in good standing of another LCMS congregation, you’ll need to obtain a transfer letter from your church.

Profession of Faith

If you’re currently a member of a church in another confessional Lutheran synod (e.g., WELS, ELS, CLC), the pastor will talk to you about your beliefs and what, if any, differences there are in the beliefs confessed at St. Paul’s. After this consultation process (which may involve additional instruction), you should obtain a release from your last congregation.