HOW TO BECOME A MEMBER OF THE LUTHERAN CHURCH
Christian parents (often assisted by Christian sponsors or godparents) present their newborn children for Baptism. They promise to teach the Good News to their children as they grow.
In their early teens, these children are given a period of instruction in the basic truths of the Christian faith, and they are then accepted as adult members in the rite of Confirmation.
Confirmation leads to participation in the Lord’s Supper.
Persons of responsible age who have never been baptized are received into full membership by Baptism. This follows a period of instruction in the Christian faith, and a personal confession of faith in Jesus Christ.
Affirmation of faith
Adults previously baptized in an orthodox Christian church are received into full membership following a period of instruction, and personal confession of faith in Jesus Christ.This is sometimes called ‘adult confirmation’. Lutherans whose membership in the church has lapsed are warmly welcomed back and re-admitted to the full membership and ministry of the church on personal re-affirmation of their faith in Jesus Christ and of their earnest desire to be part of his church.