Becoming a Member at SJLC


St. John Lutheran Church is a wonderful place to come grow in faith and service.  Our family has heart, a sense of humor, a casual attitude, and a warm and friendly feel.  We would be filled with joy to have you join us in the celebration of Christ and become a member of our Christian family.  Please join us for worship service and other events to see if we are a fit for you.

There are four ways to become a member of our family:

  • A transfer of your current membership
  • Baptism
  • Affirmation of Faith (confirmation)
  • New Member classes

Transfer of Membership

If you are already a member at another Lutheran church and would like to have your membership transferred, please contact your current church and ask then to send a letter of transfer to:

St John Lutheran Church
13045 Fremont Avenue
Zimmerman, MN 55398
Attn: Membership

The following items should be included in the letter of transfer:

  • Date and place of Baptism
  • Date and place of Confirmation or Affirmation of Faith
  • Date you wish to be received into our congregation


Everyone who is baptized at St. John is automatically a member.  If you are baptized as an infant we will follow you through the years starting with our Cradle Roll, Preschool, Sunday School and then onto Affirmation of Faith.  If you are baptized as an adult you would be welcomed into the new member classes.

Affirmation of Faith

Most people know this as Confirmation.  The name changed a few years ago and the tradition continues on.  Affirmation of faith classes are held for 7th, 8th, and 9th graders on Wednesday nights during the school year.  Once you have completed the Affirmation of Faith program you become a full voting member of the congregation.

If you have any questions or are interested in becoming a member or being baptized please contact our Office at