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Become a Member

Whether you’re brand new to Shepherd of the Lake or have been a part of our community for some time, we are happy to have you here! Please know that becoming a member is not required to worship or be involved here at SOLLC, though many people feel that making a deeper commitment to our church community helps strengthen their faith and connections overall. If becoming a member feels right for you, please continue below. 

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Let us know you're interested in becoming a member.

Send us an email, including your name, preferred email address, and number of people in your family. 


Once we receive that, we will create a basic account for you in Realm Connect, our church connection tool.  (Click here to learn more about Realm Connect, how to use the features and why we use it.) 


Attend a one-hour new member meeting.

On-campus or virtually get an overview of all Shepherd of the Lake offers, including our community life opportunities and a campus tour.

Upcoming dates:

January 23, 6-7pm

April 16, 6-7pm

Find these meetings and more on our events calendar.


Worship, connect, and dive in!

Join us at worship, one of our many events, or even volunteer.

If you have any questions about becoming a member or this process, please contact our Communications and Community Life Director, Shannon Hoffmann, at


You're a New Member...Now What?

You can immerse yourself as much as you’d like in the SOLLC community! We’d love for you to check out all the programs, life groups, and amazing community events that we have to offer! 

New Member FAQs

  • Do I have to be a member to participate in activities at SOLLC?
    Membership is not required to worship with us or be involved here.
  • Do you have a nursery?
    We currently do not have a nursery. We do, however, have spaces during worship that have been created for little ones. There is a wiggle area in the upper sanctuary with toys and chairs, a room in the lower sanctuary where kids and parents can gather, and we have tables and chairs in the lower worship area for families to sit together while children color, play or read.
  • Can I take Communion if I am not Lutheran?
    Yes, all are welcome to participate in Communion here at SOLLC.
  • Can I rent space?
    Yes, you can. Please contact Kari Unruh at for more information.
  • How do I get a name on the prayer list?
    Follow this link and simply add the name.
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