About Cross of Life and the ELCA

Cross of Life is an ELCA church. Our Mission Statement is as follows:
Through the Holy Spirit, we are inspired by the Good News of Jesus Christ to love our neighbors as ourselves,
reaching out to the world as we Worship, Learn, Serve and Invite in His name.


How to Contact Cross of Life

Do you need to reach us? You can call us at (262) 785-9420 or contact one of our staff members. Please visit Meet the Staff under the Cross of Life Staff Members section of this website to determine the most appropriate contact for your question. (But rest assured we will cheerfully redirect you if necessary!) 

New Member Gatherings
If you would like to be considered a member at Cross of Life, we invite you to join us for New Member Gatherings! During the classes, we cover Christian and Lutheran beliefs and the ministries of Cross of Life, and we introduce you to the elected and staff leadership of our congregation. Childcare is provided and no sign-up is necessary.

Watch for our next round of New Member Gatherings to be published soon, but in the meantime, please contact Invite Committee Chairperson Elizabeth Klick or Debbie Riederer at (262) 785-9420 with any questions. Click HERE for more information.

Child Care and Nursery
Cross of Life offers child care at no cost for families with young children during all worship services, and for many other scheduled events. A paid caregiver is always in our Nursery during Saturday evenings and Sunday morning worship! Children can visit with our beloved "Miss Gail," who offers a familiar face and consistent care for the infants and toddlers. (Our kids love her and you will, too!)


The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)

The ELCA is a community of faith that shares a passion for making positive changes in the world. Our faith is built around a strong belief in God as made known to us in Jesus Christ. Through worship, service, and education, we practice our faith, grow our relationship with God and experience God's grace in our lives. We also work hard to put our faith into action and make a difference in practical, realistic ways. With more than 10,000 congregations across the U.S., Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, and 4.2 million members, we welcome you to experience this church right in your community.

For more information about the ELCA as an organization, visit the ELCA website.

For more information about Lutheran beliefs and traditions, visit "What We Believe" within the ELCA website.

Neighboring Churches
If you are interested in connecting with neighboring ELCA churches, below are the closest to Cross of Life in each direction. (Click on their names to visit their websites.)

To the North: Christ the King Lutheran Church: 4600 N. Pilgrim Road in Brookfield (located just north of Capitol Drive on Pilgrim Road). Phone: 262-781-7600.

To the South: St. John's Lutheran Church: 20275 Davidson Road in Brookfield (located at the corner of Barker Road and Davidson Road). Phone: 262-786-6887.

To the East: Gesthemane Lutheran Church: 13200 W. Greenfield Avenue in Brookfield (located on the corner of Elm Grove Road and West Greenfield Avenue). Phone: 262-782-8370.

To the West: Galilee Lutheran Church (Pewaukee): N24 W26430 Crestview Drive in Pewaukee (located just off Prospect Avenue near the corner of Prospect Ave. & Hwy SS). Phone: 262-691-2380.