Exploring Membership

What are the benefits of being a member of a Church?

  • It identifies a person as a genuine believer (Eph. 2:19; Rom. 12:2-5)
  • It provides a spiritual family to support and encourage them in their walk with Christ (Gal. 6:1-2; Heb. 10:24-25)
  • It gives them a place to discover and use their gifts in ministry (1 Cor. 12:4-27
  • It places them under the spiritual protection of Godly leaders (Heb. 13:17; Acts 20:28-29)
  • It gives them the accountability they need to grow (Eph. 5:21)

What can you expect as a member of FLC?

  • Scripture
    • We value the divinely inspired Word of God that provides hope, inspiration and guidance through continuous study and engagement.
  • Service
    • We value fulfilling the needs of people by loving them the way Jesus loves us.
  • Compassion
    • We value showing the love of Jesus through sharing God’s grace with others.
  • God’s Family
    • We value Jesus’ sacrifice for the entirety of humanity, so we welcome all people as He welcomes us.

What is it like to be a Christian without a church home?

  • A football player without a team
  • A soldier without a platoon
  • A tuba player without an orchestra
  • A sheep without a flock
  • A child without a family
  • A Christian without a church is an orphan.

What do we expect from our members?

  • Learn
    • Study God’s Word as individuals and community
  • Live
    • Showing others how to follow Jesus
  • Love
    • Sharing how Jesus transforms your life through serving and stories

What can our members expect from their church?

  • An opportunity to hear the preached Word
  • An opportunity for fellowship
  • An opportunity to mature as a Christian through Christian education
  • An opportunity to use their spiritual gifts to the glory of God and the edification of humankind
  • An opportunity to partner with Christ in building His Kingdom

How does someone become a member of Faith Lutheran Church?

  • Receive Baptism in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit
  • Attend membership exploration class

What is covered in the FLC New Member Class?

  • Week 1 is about Church (global)
    • What is the Church?
    • What is the Church for?
    • How do you fit into the Church?
    • The Church and Mission
    • About Mission at Faith
  • Week 2 is about Church (local)
    • Mission, Vision, and Purpose of Faith
      • As Individuals and As a Congregation (Community)
    • To what are you promising?
    • What does Faith promise to you?
    • History of Faith
    • Tour of Faith
  • Week 3 is about Theology
    • A game of Lutheran Theology
    • As Lutheran Christians we accent…
    • It’s important to know your theology…
  • Week 4 is about You
    • Who God created you to be
    • Being a part of the body
    • What’s Your Part?