What We Believe

"What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us." - A.W. Tozer


What We Believe

We are a Lutheran congregation, part of the South Dakota Synod of  the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

We are a congregation that believes ALL ARE WELCOME.  You are welcome, wherever you are at in your faith journey.  You are welcome, regardless of your age, race, gender, sexual orientation, family structure, or political views.

We are a congregation rooted in God’s love and grace.  God’s love and grace are His ongoing response to the broken world in which we live.  Through His Son’s (Jesus Christ’s) life, death, and resurrection, our sins have been and will continue to be forgiven.  Setting us free to love and serve one another.

We are a congregation that believes God’s love and grace is best experienced together through worship, study, fellowship, and service.  We offer a variety of opportunities for both youth and adults to be a part of our church community.    


We invite you to join the family of faith at American Lutheran Church.  We are a faithful, witnessing, and caring community existing to help you experience and share God’s love with everyone.

How Do I Become a Member
We make it easy to become a member of our church family.  Contact our church office by phone 605-432-5566 or by email [email protected].
You will receive a membership packet that contains information on the mission and ministries of American Lutheran Church and a form to fill out and return.

Who Can I Talk To For More Information
We are here to meet with you to answer any questions you may have.  Please contact the church office to set-up a time to meet with the pastor.
To find out more about the ELCA Lutheran Church, please check out www.elca.org.

Do I Need To Take A Class?
Periodically, we offer new member classes for those who have joined the church.  This is an opportunity to meet new members, current members, and staff.  We will share the story of Jesus, as well as the story of American Lutheran Church during our new member Potlucks that are coordinated throughout the year.