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Kids  & CHILDREN ministry

Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these." –Matthew 19:14


As a church, we invite children of all ages to be a part of the growing, thriving ministry of our church. With spaces for newborns and toddlers in our nursery and classes for preschoolers and elementary school every Sunday morning, we welcome your entire family to take part in learning and growing towards Christ as a part of our faith-community.


Our mission in children's ministry is to reach and teach children of all ages about the love of God that they might know Him as their Savior and be able to share His love with others in their lives. Although they may not be able to fully express it, children have souls that are yearning for God and it is our goal to help them find and follow after Him as they grow. It is our desire that every child experience God-centered programs and activities at our church that will nurture them in developing their faith.


Sunday Mornings:  We offer childcare from Nursery through Jr. High during services

students

651-235-1237If you spend any time around the Ristows and the Stewarts, you'll quickly learn one thing: they love students. 

We want to guide our students in developing a personal faith in Christ as they step into their specific roles in the story He's writing with their lives. We work hard to create environments that engage students in good conversation about God, encouraging them to ask questions, search out answers, and truly learn to listen to His leading in their lives. 


If you want more information or would like to talk about this ministry... contact Bri Ristow at 651-235-1237

kids start

preschoolers

Developed to give busy moms a break, Kid Start is child care with an educational twist. Basic phonics and simple math will be introduced along with lots of playing in the gym and on the playground outside.


Our hours are Monday through Wednesday, 9am - Noon

Ages 3 (Potty trained) - 6


Cost: 1 child = 75.00

2 children 125.00

3 children = 150.00

All cost are on a monthly basis. 


We will be starting on Tuesday, September 4th. Any holidays or changes in the schedule, including snow days, will be in conjunction with the Lake Superior School District. 


For more information call Debbie at 220-8928

Tuesday kinship

We have been created to live in community and not in isolation. Physically, we do live in a community, but spiritually, socially, and relationally we often live our lives in isolation. We find ourselves with no one to turn to when we have a major issue that has just surfaced in our life. Living in community affords us the opportunity to more wholly experience God through close relationships as we play and pray together, as we encourage and help one another, and as we study and live out God’s word together.

At our church, a community group usually consists of 7-15 attendees in various life stages who meet on a regular basis in someone's home. These communities are about establishing relationships that encourage us to grow spiritually, offer mercy towards one another in our time of need, and, as groups, be the hand of justice in our community and the world around us.


For more information call Mark at 226-1315


Worship ministry

The purpose of the Worship Ministry is to use music and song to provide an environment for people to glorify God and experience life transformation. Every week, thousands of people come together here to enter into His divine presence through thanksgiving, praise and worship.

 

Accomplishing this requires a large group of people who use their gifts and talents to serve God and minister to the hearts of His people. We would love to have you get involved. If you play an instrument, sing, or dance, we invite you to consider joining our worship family. Our Tech Team is always looking for camera techs, photographers, operators, producers and more. We would love to have you serve with us as we worship God through Worship, Arts, and Technology. If you are interested in being a part of our team, please contact us today!

Begin again

No matter what your story is, God has written it. Whether you've come from a diverse and rough background, or a relatively easy one - God is the ultimate author of your story. 


At Begin Again, we work together to help each other understand that story from God's perspective. Our desire is to see individuals grow and heal from their "Hurts, Habits, & Hang-Ups" that they have accumulated over the years in a safe environment that allows Jesus to come in and bring hope and healing to their lives. 


We sing a little, then begin exploring and discussing a topic that is relevant to our lives.  Topics like how to deal with things such as... shame, addictions, abuse, anger, codependency and unresolved pains from the past. All conversations are held in complete confidence, because we strive to be a safe place where people can share freely. A place where you can belong. A place to care and be cared for. A place where respect is given to each member while being encouraged to learn, grow and become the person God originally designed them to be!


Click here for more information on Begin Again...


Ruby's food pantry

Once a month on the third Saturday, we bring up a semi-truck of food to give away. People pay a $25 donation which covers the expense of the truck and driver. In return they get anywhere from $125 to $175 dollars of food. This includes meats, milk products, bread and a large variety of other different food items. Volunteers come at 9 from different churches, school youth and social services and other community organizations to help organize and pass out the food. All are we once a month on the third Saturday, we bring up a semi-truck of food to give away. People pay a $25 donation which covers the expense of the truck and driver. In return they get anywhere from $125 to $175 dollars of food. This includes meats, milk products, bread and a large variety of other different food items. Volunteers come at 9 from churches, school and other community organizations to help organize and pass out the food. All are welcomed!



Here's what to expect:

There is a $25 donation per food share.

We recommend you bring 2 boxes or totes to carry the food you will receive.

When you arrive for the first time, you will need to register and sign in. This registration is simple and requires no documentation . After the first time attending, you will not need to register and will simply sign in. You will be provided a number and once your number is called, you will go through the line to receive your food share..


For more information call Shelley at 220-7651


mission opportunities

We team with John Tolo and Godtown Minitries for opportunities to serve in Minnesota and abroad.


All ages are welcomed. All these trips are life changing as you are exposed to some of the most impoverished areas in the world where not only will you touch the heart of some of the most precious people you will ever meet, but they will touch your heart as well! Remember Jesus said... 


Matt 25:31-40

"When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his throne in heavenly glory. All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. He will put the sheep on his right and the goats on his left.  "Then the King will say to those on his right, 'Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.'  "Then the righteous will answer him, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38 When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?'  "The King will reply, 'I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.'  


So Please, don't miss this opportunity to be God's hands and feet and voice to those hungry both for food and spiritual awakening!

  

For more information... call Shelley at 220-7651

Karate

Why are we teaching this Class? To help combat the small town mentality that believes their kids will fall prey to the drug/alcohol culture. Growing up in a small town myself, I understand how lack of opportunities to experience life on a broader scale leads to issues of boredom, which without a strong sense of self discipline and purpose and peer support, can lead someone to experiment with drugs and alcohol. In this class, we strive to equip our students to become more leaders than followers.

I also believe that by teaching kids about honor, respect, and self discipline they will become not only become better students, but better people all way round! 

  • Time: Classes meet every Tuesday and Thursday. The four o'clock class is for upper belts, and the 5 o'clock class is for lower belt students. 
  • Cost: Monthly fees is 35.00. Adding children with in the same family is 15.00 for the second child, and 10.00 for every child after that.


For more information call Gerry at 220-7650

LOADING PLAYER…

training center

We believe one of the main task of the church is to disciple people. This includes being  discipled on one's own personal faith journey, that includes learning about the bible. This also includes being discipled in leadership, ministry and mission. By clicking on this link, you will connect to our training center. 

Don't miss these OPPORTUNITIES either

We encourage new ministries or new small groups to start all the time. If launching a new ministry is something that excites you, call us at 220-7650 and we will help get you the training and tools for you to launch your own ministry. 

  • Advance Pickleball

    Your invited to come out and discover for yourself the number one growing sport in the US. We play Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 3 to 6 except for the third weekend of every month. (Ruby's) Everyone is welcomed!


    For more information call Gerry at 220-7650