Membership is not necessary to participate in the life of the congregation, including worship, communion, children’s ministry, and other activities.
However … Membership is what moves many people toward feeling like Zion is their church.
Becoming a Member of Zion
Most often, individuals become official members of Zion by attending a new member orientation and affirming membership at Zion, after being baptized at another church. A New Member Orientation is held about 3 times each year, focused on getting to know the staff, and other members. There will also be a brief overview of Lutheran Christian beliefs and practices, the ministries of Zion, and expectations of members.
Wednesday, April 19, 6:40 pm
New Member Orientation - Fellowship Hall
- Fellowship Hall
- New Member Orientation
This orientation to membership provides an introduction to Zion ministries and staff, an opportunity to meet others at Zion, and a little about what it means to be Lutheran. Those who decide to become members will be formally received into our congregation on Sunday, April 30. The orientation will include:
- The staff and Outreach Committee will join you for Wednesday night Supper (served from 5pm, suggest you come around 6pm).
- Meeting begins around 6:40pm and will end around 8pm.
- Child care and activities for children will be available after the meal if requested in advance.
- Plenty of informal conversation with staff, existing members, and other prospective new members.
- An overview of a wide variety of Zion programs and ministries.
- Zion Pastors briefly introduce what it means to be Lutheran.
- Your photo will be taken for the reception (or you may email your own photo to Angela in advance).
- Information for church records will be verified.
Others become members of Zion by:
- Being baptized at Zion
- Being confirmed at Zion, after being baptized at another church
- Transferring membership from another church
Individuals do not become members by
- Marrying a member of the congregation
- Having a child baptized or confirmed at Zion (although the child will become a member)
- Worshiping or other participation at Zion
According to Zion’s constitution, voting members are confirmed members who have both communed at Zion, and made a contribution of record in the current or preceding calendar year.
Zion’s Bylaws (BL5.01.) describes circumstances where an inactive member may be removed from the church membership rolls.
Zion maintains a database of members and friends of the congregation. Please let us know if your contact information or family situation changes.