FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q: How do I become a member of Lakeview Lutheran Church?

We encourage those interested in becoming a member to begin by engaging in worship regularly at Lakeview on Sunday mornings.  As you worship with us and discover what being a part of the Lakeview community is like, talk with the pastor about your interest and we would be happy to explore this possibility with you further.  For more specifics, please call the church office. 

Q: Can I have my baby baptized if I am not a member?

A: Yes!  Just as Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them,” we at Lakeview Lutheran Church enjoy bringing children into God’s family through baptism.  A meeting with the parents is held a week or two before the baptism.  We celebrate baptisms as a part of the regular Sunday morning worship service.

Q: Can I enroll my children in Sunday School if I am not a member?

A: Yes. We want your child to know the story of Jesus’ love for him/her. We would hope that you would want to join the congregation later, but it is not required. Contact the office if interested.

Q: Can we get married at Lakeview Lutheran if neither of us are members?

A: Yes. Non-members need to make a request in writing to the Church Council.  If approved, there are additional feest. For more information, contact the church office or the pastor.

Q: How can I get more involved in the ministry of Lakeview Lutheran?

A: Contact the Church office, or talk to the pastor. We will want to find out what your interests, passions and gifts are so that you are involved in ministries that match your talents.

Q: Do you have any small-groups I could join?

A: We do have small groups you could join. You could also start a new small-group ministry. Small-group ministry works best when it is driven bottom-up rather than top-down. If you have a passion or interest and you would like to share it within the context of the church, we’d love to support you and connect you with others with the same interest.

Q.  Does your congregation offer space for community groups to use?  Yes, we have often welcomed outside groups to use our facility.  Local organizations, a Montessori School, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and other non-profit groups have all made use of our meeting rooms for special events or regular meetings.

Q.  What denomination are you affiliated with?  We are proud to be a congregation of the ELCA (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America).  To learn more about the ELCA visit www.elca.org