Are you considering becoming a member?
There is no fee or obligation for members or non-members who would like to have a child baptized or to be baptized themselves into the family of God.
Baptism is a sacrament not only rich in symbolism but also very real in substance and benefit – and commanded by God: “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins” Acts 2:38. Through baptism, God grants forgiveness of sins and offers spiritual rebirth and salvation.
Because of the importance of baptism – “Unless a man is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God” (John 3:5) – and because infants are as sinful and in need of forgiveness as adults – “Surely I was sinful at birth, sinful from the time my mother conceived me” Psalm 51:5 – Zion practices infant baptism. Adults who have not yet been baptized are also encouraged to contact Pastor to make arrangements.
You need not be a member of Zion to be or to have your child baptized, nor will we pressure you to join if you do. It is important to remember, however, that baptism is only the first step on the lifelong road of faith. The Christian faith which the Holy Spirit creates at baptism must be fed and strengthened throughout life with regular reminders from the Word of God and by fellowship with other believers. At Zion, you and your child can grow in faith together through regular worship, regular study of God’s Word, reading the Bible and fellowship with God’s people. God creates and sustains faith in our hearts, but if we neglect that faith, over time our hearts may reject his Holy Spirit.
If you are interested in learning more about baptism at Zion, please contact Pastor to schedule a meeting.
Young people in grades six through eight, member and non-member alike, are welcome to attend our catechism classes designed to teach young students what Lutherans believe and confess and to prepare them for communicant membership at Zion.
BIBLE INFORMATION CLASS
Bible Information Class provides a basic overview of Christian doctrines and beliefs. It is perfect for those considering membership, those who just want to know what Lutherans believe, or those looking for a refresher course in Biblical teachings and Lutheran doctrine. For more information, contact Pastor
Will you give prayerful consideration?
After completion of the Bible Information Class, you may become a member of Zion Lutheran Church. There are some questions to which should give serious consideration when becoming a member of Zion:
- Do you believe that you are a sinner in need of a Savior?
- Do you believe that Jesus Christ if that Savior?
- Do you agree with the teachings of this church given by God in Scripture?
- Are you ready to become involved in the life of this congregation through regular worship and Bible study?
- Do you believe Zion is the place for you to respond to Christ’s love for you, through the giving of your time, talents, and treasures?