Reception of Members

Applicants for communicant membership presenting a letter of release from a recognized orthodox Lutheran congregation shall be accepted as communicant members.

Applicants for communicant membership affiliated with a non-recognized orthodox Lutheran Church shall give satisfactory evidence of their qualifications for membership in an interview with the pastor.

Other applicants shall receive an adequate course of instruction in the Chief Parts of Christian Doctrine as determined by the pastors and elders and shall declare in the presence of witnesses their acceptance of the doctrine of the Lutheran Church, whereupon they shall be received as communicant members. The reception shall take place by the act of confirmation or by resolution of the congregation.