New Member Information


How to Become a Member:

  FOUNDATIONS Class (required for Non LC-MS Transfers) – Are you ready for the adventure of a lifetime? God has an eternal plan that includes you.  In class we talk about God, and the wonderful ways He nurtures His spiritual legacy in our lives. This group is for adults who are ready to explore the Christian faith and embrace life with God’s love from a uniquely Lutheran Christian perspective.
Classes begin Wednesday January 10 from 7:00 to 8:15 PM. Also available Sundays 12:15 – 1:30 PM beginning January 14. 
Contact the church office for more information.  

New Member Orientation (required for LC-MS Transfers) – Is Hephatha the congregation where you can be a meaningful part of God’s mission? If you are transferring from another Lutheran Church (LC-MS) or you have participated in the FOUNDATIONS Class, we invite you to discover opportunities for continuing/starting your life long journey in God’s mission with our community. For those who are transferring, we set-up a one-on-one meeting with Pastor called new member orientation. This can be scheduled in the church office.  We are passionate about getting people connected to Christ, the church, and the community.  

New Member Reception – Upon successful completion of class or the new member’s orientation meeting with pastor, new members will be officially recognized at one of our three Sunday morning worship services on a number of dates throughout the year.  Please schedule your new member reception with the church office. 

Complete the S.H.A.P.E. INVENTORY – (Inventory following Membership and reception) – If you haven’t already done so, please fill out the S.H.A.P.E. inventory and get connected in some area of ministry.

Please contact Pastor Andrews for more information regarding this topic.