If you have worshiped with us and are interested in learning more about becoming part of the Good Shepherd church community, we invite you to join us for our New Member Series, held each year during the season of Lent. This intentional, annual practice for prospective members and current members alike will allow you to delve into your faith journey, meet others that are interested in learning more about our church, meet others that have been a part of this faith community for years, and hear about the values of Good Shepherd and how we live them out in our ministries. Beginning with "Inquiry," here are the traditional steps taken to usher prospective members into membership with Good Shepherd.
For those interested in finding out what it means to be a disciple at Good Shepherd or those just wanting to deepen their faith, please let us know through our online connection card. We'll get in touch with you and either let you know about an upcoming inquiry session or schedule a one-on-one with one of our pastors.
Rite of Welcoming/Enrollment
Those individuals interested in exploring the Good Shepherd community are publicly identified and make the commitment to become a catechumenate of the New Member Series.
New Member Series (Lent)
During Lent, the time between Ash Wednesday and Easter, the congregation joins the catechumenates and their sponsors weekly to walk alongside them as they deepen their faith together.
New members join Good Shepherd through baptism or affirmation of baptism at the Great Vigil.
To learn more about joining Good Shepherd Lutheran Church or the New Member Series, contact the Church Office, firstname.lastname@example.org.