Welcome to Our Church
“Whoever you are, wherever you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here!”
We came together in 1845 as the first church founded in Sheboygan. Our purpose “includes worshiping God, preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ, celebrating the sacraments of Baptism and the Lord’s Supper, striving for justice and peace, and desiring Christian fellowship and unity within our church and the Church Universal. We seek to know the will of God as taught in the Holy Scriptures, and in our purpose to walk in the ways of the Lord, made known and to be made known to us.” (Our By-laws)
While our governance is vested in the members (about 520), we look to Jesus Christ as the head of the church.
The pastors teach and encourage the members to practice these six “marks of discipleship”:
- daily prayer
- weekly worship
- regular study of the scriptures
- giving of money
- service (sharing of time and talent) in and beyond the church
- being part of some small group or ministry in the church
We believe that all the members are “ministers.” We each have a primary “arena” of ministry; for some it might be in the church (as for us pastors); for others, that primary arena of ministry will be the home, the workplace, or the wider community.
If you are looking for a church home, we invite you to come visit us on a Sunday, attend any of our programs, or call to make an appointment to speak to one of the pastors.