Connections Hour: 9:00 a.m.
Worship Service: 10:30 a.m.

Requirements for Membership

  1. All applicants must confess that they believe in the Lord Jesus Christ as God's only way of salvation. This confession of faith must be based solely on the atonement of Jesus Christ upon the cross.
  2. All applicants must agree to abide by the Lutheran Brethren Statement of Faith and the constitution of the local congregation.

What Does Membership Mean?

  1. It means that you have publicly declared you are a Christian and therefore a part of Christ's body, the church. It is a testimony before the world Jesus Christ is your Savior and Lord.
  2. It means you have joined with the body of Christ and will therefore support the body of believers with your loyalty, tithes and offerings, and service through the use of your spiritual gifts.
  3. It means that you have submitted to the Lordship of Jesus Christ. By becoming a member you are submitting to the congregation's teaching and spiritual guidance.
  4. It means if you are of age you can participate in the organizational life of the congregation as a member with voting rights and that you may hold office.

Procedure for Membership

  1. A person wishing to pursue membership, with the exception of those transferring from another Lutheran Brethren Church, will attend an Oak Ridge LBC Discovery Class.
    Discovery Class: These are conducted in order that prospective members may have a chance to be informed about the beliefs and practices of the congregation. These classes do not obligate you to join; nor does attendance guarantee automatic membership.
  2. Request and complete a membership application and give it to the Pastor or the Church office.
  3. A visit with the Elders will follow your request for membership. They will be interested to learn about your personal Christian beliefs and experience.
  4. The Elders will meet as the Congregational Council and, on the basis of your confession of faith in Jesus Christ as your personal Savior, will recommend membership to the congregation.
  5. The congregation, at a regularly called business meeting, votes to accept you into membership.
  6. You will be publicly received and welcomed into the congregation at the next Communion service.