new member process
New Member Gatherings: Individuals desiring to become members of St. John's are asked to contact the church office. Prior to our New Member Sundays (offered three times a year), new members are asked to attend a New Member Gathering.
The New Member Gathering focuses on what we believe as Lutheran Christians, our relationship with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, our structure as a congregation, and an introduction to exploring one's SHAPE (eg. Spiritual Gifts, Heart or Passions, Abilities, Personality, and Experiences in Life).
We look at the ministry opportunities here at St. John's, how one might personally become involved in sharing one's God-given SHAPE within and beyond St. John's, we explain DiSCIPLe and our mission as a congregation, and we review what will take place on New Member Sunday.