Bethany Lutheran Church is a congregation of believers in the Lord Jesus Christ who seek to fulfill the Great Commandment “Love one another” (John 13:34) and carry out the Great Commission “Make disciples of others” (Matthew 28:19).  For over 80 years, Bethany has served the Parma community with the good news of God’s love in the Savior Jesus.  The Lord has blessed Bethany with growth into the largest Lutheran congregation in Parma able to offer a rich variety of ministry programs in service to individuals, children, youth, and families.


You are invited to join Bethany Lutheran Church and enjoy the blessings of worship and sacraments, Christian fellowship, and all the other ministries offered.  Membership is by:


TRANSFER from another Lutheran Congregation.  Request your current Lutheran Congregation to send a transfer of membership to Bethany or ask Bethany’s Office Secretary to request a letter of transfer for you.


AFFIRMATION OF FAITH for those who have been confirmed in a Lutheran congregation, but whose membership is not current.  Contact the church office at 440-884-1010 about membership by Affirmation of Faith.


CONFIRMATION OF FAITH for those who have never held membership in a Lutheran congregation.  Complete the Basic Bible Study Course (BBS) and confirm your Christian Faith at Bethany. For a schedule of class times, click on our church below or go to the Adult Bible Study tab. Contact the church office at 440-884-1010 to enroll in a class.


A New Member Orientation Class titled “Discovering Church Membership” is held for all persons joining Bethany.  The class shares important information about the congregation and answers your question.  Following the class, members are welcomed during one of Bethany’s Worship Services.