Our Story


Sample Lutheran Church has had an active presence in Lansing and its surrounding communities since 1986. It was established by Rev. Sample. Sample Lutheran Church held sacramental worship at the High School starting in September, 1984.

On July 1990, Sample Lutheran Church closed on the purchase of 10 Oak Drive, a former retail space in downtown.  Over the next several months the congregation transformed the building into a multi-purpose facility, in which they started worshiping on February 24, 1991 and dedicated on May 5, 1991.  Our building is not only used for ourselves (e.g. worship, Bible Study, meetings) but also we have opened it up to the Whitmore Lake community (e.g. open prayer, Girl Scouts, warming shelter, food distribution).

Sample Lutheran Church received a charter from the Michigan District of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod and became an independent congregation on April 17, 1986.

The congregation has an entrepreneurial mindset that motivates ministry that reaches beyond our walls and into the local community. We strive to grow our members and regular attenders into a mature faith walk centered on God’s Word. We are focused on building faith-based relationships with one another and those we interact with on a daily basis, especially the family. We are intentional in supporting the family with a variety of resources and experiences.