Steps

There are four steps to becoming a Redeemer member. They are as follows:
⸻ Process

Step #1

Membership Class. This four-hour class is where you will learn about the history and vision of Redeemer, acquaint yourself with its ministries and opportunities, and dialogue with Michael and other congregants on questions you may have about the church or Christian community. Here you will also be introduced to the Biblical foundations of our five membership vows.


Step #2

Membership Application. Following the class, you will be sent an online application to complete which is based off of the course material covered in Intro to Redeemer Lincoln Square. Individual applications must be completed before moving on to step 3.


Step #3

Membership Interview. Meet with one of our pastors (45 to 60 minutes) for your membership interview. Our staff will work with you to schedule an appointment. If recommended for membership, your name will be submitted to the monthly Session meeting for approval. Married couples who both profess the Christian faith will interview together, and both spouses need to complete Steps One and Two to move on to the interview.


Step #4

Vows & baptism. Take your membership vows at a worship service. If you have not been baptized before, your baptism will be scheduled for the same service.

FAQs

You may have a lot of questions, and we want to give you the most updated answers to allow you to make the best decision for you when it comes to joining a group. If you have a question that’s not addressed here, please contact us.

If you’d like to join Redeemer LSQ, please have your former church email [email protected] with a letter that states 1) you are a member in good standing, and 2) they are releasing you to the spiritual care of Redeemer LSQ. Note: You will still be asked to complete the four steps of our membership process (listed above). If you’re looking to transfer your membership to another church, please email us.

If you have never been baptized before and would like to be, you will need to complete the church membership process. Be sure to discuss your desire at your membership interview. This will allow you to be scheduled for baptism on the day you take your membership vows in front of your affiliated congregation.

We will baptize infants of church members. Please read our overview of Redeemer’s position on infant baptism. To learn more and to schedule this, please email [email protected]. Note: Redeemer will baptize your older child after he or she has made a profession of faith. We offer a Communicants Class annually, and you can contact [email protected] for more information.

In addition to Pastoral Care team meetings, our church leaders offer “2Q,” which is an annual check-in where members are asked two questions: How are you? How can we pray for you?