Our MissionThe mission of Brandon Lutheran is Living out the way of Christ from here to the ends of the Earth so lives are changed. All are welcome to participate in any of the activities of the congregation, including worship, fellowship, small group studies, and service opportunities. Please look for regular updates of scheduled events in the online calendar, in the bulletin announcements, or by calling or emailing the church office.
Becoming a member of Brandon Lutheran is encouraged as a sign of commitment to being a disciple of the Lord Jesus Christ. The support, fellowship, caring, and service we can extend to each other through regular worship and meeting together in this faith community gives the Holy Spirit opportunity to move us beyond mere ideas of Christian belief to living the faith in our whole being. In the letter of James, we are reminded to “Be doers of the Word, and not hearers only.” (James 1.22) We first learn to live God’s Word and be imitators of Christ in the community of faith, the body of Christ. Together, we die to sin and rise to live daily in the grace of Holy Baptism, receiving forgiveness of our sins and strength to live a new life as followers of Christ Jesus. In this way we can take the living Word of Life out to wherever we travel day by day.
How to become a member of Brandon Lutheran
New member classes are held periodically throughout the year, usually in the fall and in the early spring, and in the late summer. All who are interested in joining are asked to come to the first class, an orientation to Brandon Lutheran. If you are transferring from another ELCA congregation, that information will be gathered at that time. For those who are joining from another Christian denomination, several more classes are held to give more information regarding the teachings of the Lutheran church.
If you or members of your family are new to the Christian faith, and wish to be baptized, please contact one of the pastors by calling (605) 582-3401 or emailing the church office firstname.lastname@example.org. More information regarding the next new member class can be obtained through the church office.