Membership

We offer our ChristConnect Orientation and Starting Point classes three times a year.  They are an opportunity to explore more about who we are at Christ Lutheran Church and Education Center, and also to explore more about our specific beliefs as Lutheran Christians.  You are not obligated to join the church just because you explore the orientation class.  You might decide that now is not the time to join, or we are not the right fit for you.  To join, however, everyone is expected to go through our two week back-to-back orientation class.  Additionally, those who do not have a background in the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS), are expected to go through our StartingPoint class.  Learn more about these opportunities below.

Orientation Classes

September 13th & 20th, 2020
January 10th & 17th, 2021
April 25th & May 2nd, 2021

StartingPoint Classes

September 19th, 2020
January 16th, 2021
May 1st, 2021

Orientation

We are honored you are seeking information on membership at Christ Lutheran! It will be a pleasure to get to know you better…and for you to learn more about us. Participation in ChristConnect Orientation does not obligate you in any way to join the church. We will certainly extend the invitation and explain the process so your decision on whether or not to join might be one of prayer and conviction, armed with all the facts you require.

At our orientation classes we will cover the following items…

  • Brief overview of our basic beliefs (more in depth teaching at StartingPoint)
  • Our philosophy of membership: why join?
  • Statement of Faith Commitment and Faith Family Form
  • Our Next Step discipleship process
  • What’s your S.H.A.P.E.?
  • A brief history of Christ Lutheran Church and Education Center
  • The Master’s Plan
  • Our Governance, Vision/Mission, and Main Areas of Ministry
  • You will meet the heads of our main areas of ministry and hear a brief overview of that area
  • Stewardship at CLCOP

You may register for the next session by indicating an interest in membership on the Communication Card during worship or by emailing Outreach@clcop.org.

StartingPoint

What is a Lutheran-Christian?

Why do Lutheran-Christians baptize babies?

Do Lutheran-Christians believe you need to have a personal relationship with Jesus or be born again?

We will deal with these questions and more. This class will explore the nuances between LCMS Lutherans and other Christian denominations. There is much we have in common with other Christians; and yet, there are some noticeable differences as well.
We want you to fully understand what you are “signing up for” when you join CLC; rather than being shocked or surprised later.

This class is required for all seeking membership who are coming to Christ Lutheran from a non-LCMS background. This class, along with orientation, assumes a basic understanding of the Christian faith. If you are not yet a Christian, or would like to explore the basics of the Christian faith, please visit our Alpha page to explore that opportunity.

Contact Outreach@clcop.org for more information or to put your name on the list for the next class.

Christ Lutheran Church

11720 Neiman Road
Overland Park, KS 66210

Contact us at:

913.345.9700
contact@clcop.org
Care Needs 913.754.5812