What If I'm Not a Christian?
We welcome anyone who may have questions about the Christian faith. If you are reading this, it's probably because you are feeling a divine pull toward God. The Bible says that "faith comes by hearing. and hearing through the word of Christ" (Romans 10:17). Faith is a journey in which God is leading. We welcome you to our worship services and Bible studies. We especially encourage you to meet with our pastor and join in one of our New Member Classes that are offered twice a year. Once the classes are completed, and if you affirm what has been taught, we would be delighted to bring into membership and receive Holy Communion.
What If I'm a Christian of Another Denomination?
If you come from a different Christian background we invite you to worship and grow in God's Word with us. There have always different beliefs and viewpoints about Jesus. But Jesus wants us all of His followers to be one, just as He and the Father are one (John 17:20-23). Therefore, we invite you to attend our New Member Class so that you can understand what we believe are the true teachings of Scripture. If you affirm those teachings with us, you may become a member and receive Holy Communion.
What Is Baptism and Adult Confirmation?
The Christian faith begins with Baptism. In Baptism our lives are joined to Christ through water and God's Word. Jesus said, "Go and make disciples of all nations baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit" (Matthew 28.:9). God gives us a new identity: forgiven children of God. Through the teaching and preaching of God's Word we grow in our faith. Adult Confirmation is an affirmation of Baptism to show that a person has continued to learn and is now ready to receive the Holy Communion.
What If I've Been Baptized and Confirmed in the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod?
If you've been active in another local Lutheran Church of the Missouri Synod, we invite you to meet with the pastor for an introduction to our church. You may then ask for your membership to be transferred from your previous church to Park View Lutheran.