Becoming a Member
New Life Begins with Baptism!
Redeemer baptizes both infants and adults. For more information check out our Baptism page HERE.
Membership by Adult Instruction
Adult Catechesis (instruction) classes are held as needed throughout the year at Redeemer--recently as many as two or three courses in a year. The class is called an Inquirer's Class because the basics of the Lutheran faith are presented for information, but no commitment to join is required. The classes are free and meet once a week for six consecutive weeks. Each class lasts about an hour and a half and they are planned around the participants' schedules. All materials are provided and light reading assignments from Luther's Small Catechism are the only requirement. Upon completion of the class, students may be baptized (if necessary), confirmed, eligible to receive Holy Communion, and welcomed into membership. If you are interested in being a part of the next class, contact the church office or ask the Pastor for more information.
Membership by Child Confirmation
At Redeemer, children are enrolled in confirmation classes beginning in 5th grade. After three years of instruction (classes meet Tuesday nights from 6:30-8:00p.m.) the students are examined before parents and leaders of the church, and are then confirmed at the 10:45a.m. service on Pentecost Sunday. The newly confirmed members then join Redeemer's Youth Group.
Becoming a Member by Transfer
Baptized and confirmed members in good standing of other LC-MS congregations who desire to join Redeemer, should first speak with their home pastor to request a transfer. When the records are received by Redeemer, membership is approved by the Board of Elders at the next scheduled meeting.