Become a Member of St. Matthew's--NoHo
Are you feeling called to join St. Matthew’s? Are you called to live out your faith in our engaged community?
The first step is to have a conversation or two with our pastor, Pr. Stephanie Jaeger, usually over coffee or a meal (her treat!). You can talk with Pr. Stephanie on Sunday mornings, call the church at 818.762.2909 or email her to schedule a time to meet: email@example.com.
The second step is to participate in a new member session together with others interested in joining St. Matt’s. These sessions are usually held every two months on a Sunday after worship. (See the church calendar and weekly e-mail for dates/times). In these sessions you have a chance to share about your spiritual journey and to learn about the Lutheran lens on God’s grace, love, forgiveness, suffering and transformation and more, as well as God’s call for us to be Jesus’ body in the world.
The third step is to be received into membership during a regular Sunday morning worship service. The congregation welcomes you, makes a commitment to support you on your spiritual journey, while you commit to continuing on your spiritual journey as part of this church community.
Finally, as a new member of St. Matthew’s, you are paired with a longer-term member who serves as a mentor for you for the first year of your membership. Your mentor commits to checking in with your regularly, being your friend, praying for you, and serving as a go-to resource about St. Matt’s ministry.
Why join St. Matthew’s? Because you feel God is calling you to be a Christian in this extraordinary church community. We really believe that St. Matt’s is a rare church that truly embodies the gospel of Jesus Christ through our ministries of inclusion, worship, education and profound community service. Join us!