Our Mission

We are here to share and celebrate the saving power of Jesus Christ
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Our Vision
To KNOW, to GROW, to LOVE, and to LIVE as servants of God and of all people

Our vision is to be the joyful faith community in Lakeville that is compelled to be a church

  • that hungers to KNOW the gospel of Christ
  • that yearns to GROW as followers of Jesus' way in this life
  • that is empowered to LOVE like Jesus does
  • that is called to LIVE in such a way that we are beacons of Christ's goodness, welcome, and grace to the world and, most especially, are servants of all people and of God
Our values
Our values are grounded in faith, in our biblical and Lutheran confessional sources and our love of God and neighbor. They speak to the way this church lives and practices our faith, and they will guide how we journey forward in Christ as church together.
Forgiveness and reconciliation

We are reconciled to God by God’s forgiving mercy. Forgiveness and reconciliation flow from what God has made us to be in Jesus Christ and what God is doing with us in the world. As a people of God, we embody forgiveness in speech, action and relationships, and our ministry in reconciliation is foundational.

Dignity, compassion and justice

Each person is created in God’s image. We respect this God-given right to dignity and, inspired by the life of Jesus, show love and compassion for all people. Through proclamation of the gospel, through worship and as servants of God working for healing and justice in the world, we uphold and seek to protect the dignity and human rights of all people.

Inclusion and diversity

As Christ’s church, we value the richness of God’s creation and offer a radical welcome to all people, appreciating our common humanity and our differences. We are a church that does not view diversity as a barrier to unity. We recognize and will challenge dynamics of power and privilege that create barriers to participation and equity in this church and society – for women, people of color, minority ethnic groups, people with disabilities, people who are marginalized or living in poverty, and the LGBTQ community.