Membership at Bethlehem
For many secular organizations, the term membership really means nothing more than paying an annual or monthly fee in order to have access to the services that organization supplies. Membership in a church, however, is a more holistic kind of belonging, also sometimes referred to as “fellowship.” Because this is such a significant kind of association, we try to prepare future members as well as we can through the following means.
We believe in our Lord’s command to baptize all people. Therefore, to all infants, children, youth, and adults who have not been baptized, we extend the Sacrament of Baptism.
We invite those adults who are looking for a church home to attend our Adult Instruction Class. Upon completion of this class, you may choose the Rite of Confirmation to become a member.
Letter of Transfer
We gladly accept the transfer of your membership from another Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod congregation.