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Membership at Chapel means being involved in serving and being served through worship, Bible study and various opportunities to minister to God’s people and those who do not know God.

They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. (Acts 2:42)

How do I become a member of the Chapel?

  • By an adult Bible instruction class

    ...for those who are not familiar with our faith and practice
  • By profession of faith

    ...for confessional Lutherans not in our fellowship or WELS Lutherans returning to the faith
  • Through transfer of membership from another WELS/ELS church

    ...for current WELS/ELS members

Youth confirmation is also available for middle school children who attend and wish to become communicant members.

Frequently Asked Questions About Membership

  • If I’m a college student do I have to join the Chapel?

    You’re not required to join the Chapel in order to be involved with or to be served by this ministry. Some students prefer to transfer their home church membership to Chapel since they will be staying in Madison for a number of years and are more involved here than in their original home congregation.
  • How do I transfer my current WELS/ELS church membership to the Chapel?

    Contact Pastor Bilitz and he will help you process the transfer of membership.
  • Do you accept Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) members?

    Most LCMS members find themselves in agreement with us after a few meetings with our campus pastor. LCMS members are encouraged to read “This We Believe—A Statement of Belief of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod”, which summarizes the main teachings of the WELS.

Please contact Pastor Bilitz if you’re interested in membership or have questions.