Welcome o the Family

The Process for joining a church family should not be hard - at least that's what we think. 

For many the process is not only hard - but overly intense.


The traditional formula for joining a church is

A) BELIVE What we believe,

B) BEHAVE like we behave;

C) Then you will BELONG as we belong


We like to turn that on its head and simply ask that you hang out with us - "belong" with us. Being a part our FaithJourney as a "member" does not mean that you believe everything that everyone else does or that you behave like everyone else does...

it means that you want to belong to a  family - on our journey of life...


If you are interested in making FaithJourney your church home -

simply follow this three-step process


1) Fill out a New Member Form

(you can Download it and return it to the church office or fill it out & submit it Online) [✔︎]

2) Attend a Welcome Lunch - these are usually held on a Sunday after 11am worship [✔︎]

3) Connect to the ministries that enliven your passions!! [✔︎]


Many times, we want to be a part of something that is making a difference in the community and in the world but we don't really know how.  @ FJLC we are doing all that we can to make it easier to find out what your S.H.A.P.E. for ministry looks like - 

follow this link for more information about finding your SHAPE


Our New Member Orientation luncheons are held throughout the year.  We want to give you the opportunity to meet with staff and pastors, 

ask questions and get to know those around you.


Below are some questions that many people ask when we talk about church membership...if you don't find the answer to the questions that you are looking for - just give us a call at the church office and one of the pastors or staff will be happy to chat with you.

Membership Q & A


Q: Why join FaithJourney Lutheran Church?


A: Becoming a member at FJLC Lutheran acknowledges what God has done and is doing in your life. It is a commitment on your part to join with God in his work in the world through FaithJourney's Lutheran’s mission, to equip you with relevant faith for 21st century life, to connect you with other real people and to empower you to serve in the name of Jesus 

We invite you to join our team as we strive to do God's work in Fargo, West Fargo and beyond!

 

Q: What if I can’t attend an orientation session?


A: Contact the Church Office at 701-282-3309 and we will work with you.

 

Q: What membership expectations does FaithJourney Lutheran have of members?


A: The greatest membership expectation is to worship God regularly and to be active in growing your faith as a follower of Jesus Christ. Also, putting your faith into action through volunteer service at FaithJourney and in our community is an expectation we encourage all members to pursue. These membership expectations are guaranteed by God’s Word to be good for your soul!

 

Q: Do I have to be baptized to be a member of FaithJourney?


A: Baptism is a membership requirement for joining any Christian church anywhere in the world. So, yes, you do need to be baptized. However, if you have already been baptized into the Christian faith elsewhere, (Lutheran, Catholic, Baptist…the denomination/church doesn’t matter), God’s baptismal promise to you is good and you do not need to be re-baptized. If you have not been baptized, talk to one of our pastors. We want to help you and will make your baptism into the Christian faith both comfortable and meaningful.  Click Here for more on Baptism.

 

Q: How much does it cost to become a member?


A: Absolutely nothing. Jesus paid the price – we even provide coffee and cookies!

 

Q: Will I get asked to give money?


A: At FaithJourney we believe, in line with what scripture teaches us, that God deserves offerings of our time, talents and treasures. So, we will challenge you to give of yourself to join with God in his work in this world, but your offerings and how you choose to give them are between you and God.  The truth is - the ministry of FaithJourney happens only because of the generous and sacrificial support of those who call this place their home.  Click Here for a further discussion about faith and finance.

 

Q: Is there a test I have to take?


A: It may surprise you, but you have already taken and passed the test by committing to join God in his work in this world.

 

Q: I’m not sure if I’m a member or not! How can I find out?


A: Contact the Church Office at 701-282-3309.  Our office staff will be happy to check our records.

 

Q: I have a question about membership not listed here. How can I get it answered?


A: It’s easy. Call one of our pastors at 701-282-3309 or email us at welcome@growinfaith.org. We would be glad to help you and get all your questions answered about becoming a member at FaithJourney.