We are located northwest of Minneapolis in Otsego (between Rogers and Elk River) about 1/4 of a mile west of Highway 101 on 90th Street/County Road 39. We are behind Boondox and next to Amvet. You will be greeted by an usher who will give you a welcome packet and help direct you when you enter our building.
Length of Service
A normal morning service lasts between 75 and 90 minutes. We enjoy some informal social time before and after each service. Common elements in our morning worship service include a prelude, a call to worship, an invocation/pastoral prayer, singing, collecting an offering, Scripture reading, and preaching. We conclude the service with a time to respond to the word of God, a musical benediction or closing hymn, and prayer.
A church’s worship style reflects what they think about God and how to worship Him. Worship should always be God-centered and God-honoring. We enjoy a blend of modern and traditional songs and hymns. Our worship service will have a traditional feel.
We are a congregation committed to God’s word. The pulpit ministry of our church is characterized by and committed to expository preaching. Expository preaching is not merely a spoken commentary of a passage in the Bible, or a series of word studies, or reading a verse and launching off into a series of illustrations. Expository preaching seeks to “expose” the meaning of the text and apply it to the congregation. It is common for us to be in a sermon series that works through a book of the Bible verse by verse. A typical sermon lasts between 40-45 minutes. We use the English Standard Version of the Bible for preaching, teaching, and Scripture reading.
We provide a clean and safe nursery with caring and trained workers for children ages 0-2 on Sundays. A private nursing moms room is available for mothers with infants. All children (3 years and older) join their families for the morning worship service in the auditorium. Young children are welcome to take a copy of “My Worship Notes” to help them participate in the service. In addition, we loan out craft bags for young children to use during the service. Please see an usher to get one of these bags. We understand that little ones will not sit perfectly still and quietly. The process of nurturing their ability to sit through an entire service takes time. This is why we provide a "Seedlings" program for children ages three through third grade during the morning service. The class meets in Classroom 2. The children are dismissed when the sermon begins. The purpose of this class is to minister to parents and young children by aiding in the transition of a child from the nursery to a full-length worship service.
How to Dress
Sometimes people are just not sure how they should dress when they come to church. There is no dress code at our church. You will find a blend of formal and informal attire when you visit. Those who participate in the public aspects of the service will typically wear formal attire. We encourage comfortable and modest apparel. In the final analysis, how you come dressed to church is not our primary concern. We are more concerned about your relationship with God than whether you are in shorts, jeans, or a suit.