Members Ministry

Judi Burson, Member Ministry Assistant

. . . in Members Ministry

April 2018

. . . . In New Members Classes 

“God is not calling us TO church, God is calling us to BE the church.” 

“We are the Body of Christ.” Ephesians 4:6 

As we move into spring, it is time to offer our next New Members class here at Immanuel. If you are interested in attending this 3 session class, please let us know by checking

__ “Interested in Membership”

on the front of the Friendship Card, or by calling the church office (218-546-6010) and leaving your name. Our first session will be on Thursday Evening, April 26th, 6:00 p.m. Our remaining classes will be May 10th, & 17th with new members reception on Sunday, May 20th.

This is an informal gathering in which we welcome all who are interested in becoming part of the worship, study and ministry of Immanuel Lutheran Church.

Our VISION 

To be a vibrant and diverse community of faith,
Where lives are changed and shaped by the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Where people of all ages are invited and challenged
to become disciples of Jesus in their daily lives, and
where people experience healing, help, hope and harmony. 

Our MISSION 

To be a community of Christians who welcome all people to GATHER in worship, to GROW in God’s Word and Grace and to GO forward in faith to serve others in Jesus’ name. 

Our VALUES 

Learning and growing in Faith, Compassion, Humility, Patience and Acceptance, Personal Integrity, Honesty, Accountability and Innovation; Meaningful rituals and worship; Willingness to risk, learn and grow; Teamwork to explore, respect, support and encourage one another’s gifts for ministry. 

Our BELIEFS 

We believe that God…. has entered human history in the person of Jesus Christ so that we may know, experience and share the love and grace of God; as revealed God’s truth and grace in the Holy Bible; Is present with us at all times through the Holy Spirit; Works through the church, the people of God, healing and changing lives through the Word and sacraments of Jesus Christ; Calls Christians to live lives of renewal and service; To welcome and accept others no matter where they are on their faith journey; To practice compassion and justice as a sign of Christ’s presence; and to discover and use our gifts for the building up of the people of God. 

Our PURPOSE 

Is to grow as Disciples through the marks of discipleship-Worship, Fellowship, Learning, Prayer, Service, Outreach and Stewardship. 

Our PRAYER 

Is that you find many ways within the life of this Congregation to experience and grow in the love of Jesus Christ. 

Judi Burson, Member Ministry Assistant