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Teaching Congregations site list

Important Note

The Site List below is for the Teaching Congregations program. In 2014 - 2015, Teaching Congregations will be offered only to students completing their graduation requirements as per the distributive curriculum. This will remain a non-credit degree requirement. Students and supervisors should be in touch with Contextual Learning at prior to contacting sites on this list.

[SITE FULL] All Saints Lutheran, ELCA, Cottage Grove, MN 55016-2698 - MAP
We're a suburban church in the midst of a strategic planning process.
Anoka UMC, Anoka, MN 55303-5254 - MAP
[SITE FULL] Augustana Lutheran, West St. Paul, MN 55118 - MAP
Increasingly urban, educated, traditional, family-friendly, generous, musical, Scandinavian, service-oriented
Bethany Baptist Church, Saint Paul, MN 55113-4540 - MAP
CROSS-cultural/multi-ethnic, suburban, intergenerational, family-oriented
Denomination: Baptist Genjeral Conference/Converge Internatiuonal
[SITE FULL] Bethany Lutheran - Minneapolis (Franklin), Minneapolis, MN 55406 - MAP
urban, redevelopment, liturgical, welcoming, prophetic
Bethany Lutheran - Minneapolis (Longfellow), Minneapolis, MN 55406-3289 - MAP
urban, creative, redevelopment, in flux, exploring, feedback seeking, usually happy (I say "usually" , because honest is here also)
Bethel Evangelical Lutheran Church, Minneapolis, MN 55407-3398 - MAP
Welcoming Reaching Nourishing Amplifying Caring Intentional Listening Doing
Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55409 - MAP
urban, South Minneapolis, Purpose-driven history, east of Lake Harriet, in between East Harriet and Kingfield neighborhoods on Lyndale Ave. S
[SITE FULL] Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Fairport, NY 14450-2180 - MAP
suburban, mission-oriented, traditional worship, family-friendly
[SITE FULL] Calvary Lutheran Church, Minneapolis, MN 55407 - MAP
Faithful, renewing, urban, young, liturgical, justice-oriented, progressive in theology and action, committed, inclusive, educated, mult-cultural, open to learning & possibilities.
[SITE FULL] Celebration Church, Cypress, TX 77410-2324 - MAP
post-contemporary; emergent; sacramental; experimental; missional; community-rooted; progressive; RIC; innovating; relational
Chain of Lakes Church, Lexington, MN 55014 - MAP
New Church; Suburban
Denomination: PC(USA)
Cherokee Park United Church, Saint Paul, MN 55107-2600 - MAP
Urban, neighborhood, anti-racist, multicultural, progressive, LGBT welcoming, justice oriented, world music.
Denomination: United Church of Christ and PCUSA
Christ Church Lutheran, Minneapolis, MN 55406 - MAP
Urban, welcoming, liturgical, love of creativity & the arts, healthy, joyful, thoughtful, transforming, caring, National Historic Landmark building, a place of teaching & learning
[SITE FULL] Christ Lutheran Church on Capitol Hill, St. Paul, MN 55103 - MAP
multicultural, urban, active, fun
Christ the King, New Brighton, MN 55112-6599 - MAP
first-ring suburb, missional, active, programatic, staff-driven (this is beginning to change), musical, diversifying (albeit slowly...)
Concordia Evangelical Lutheran Church, Duluth, MN 55803-2350 - MAP
Suburban Engaging Challenging Caring
[SITE FULL] Cross Lutheran Church, Maplewood, MN 55109-3618 - MAP
Cross Lutheran Church is for the most part people who are the salt of the earth with little or no pretense. We try to take seriously the love of Christ for us and for all those made in God's image. We're located in an inner ring suburb on the East Side of St. Paul.
Cross of Hope Lutheran Church, Ramsey, MN 55303-3332 - MAP
More suburbia than exurbia
[SITE FULL] Crossroads Church UMC, Lakeville, MN 55124 - MAP
Mission and social justice minded Multicultural -African fellowship and Hispanic outreach ministries. Recovery service worship
Denomination: United Methodist
[SITE FULL] Eagle Brook Church, White Bear Lake, MN 55110 - MAP
Suburban, Contenporary, Evangelistic
Denomination: Baptist General Conference
[SITE FULL] Excelsior United Methodist Church, Excelsior, MN 55331-3311 - MAP
suburban, outer ring, social justice, social gospel, reconciling, progressive, outreach, united methodist, traditional worship, multiple music groups, small groups, rummage sale, families, older, good energy, declining but fighting it!
Denomination: United Methodist Church
[SITE FULL] Faith Ev. Lutheran Church, Saint Paul, MN 55103-1909 - MAP
We are an Urban Congregation that has members located in the immediate area surrounding the church and many more who live metro-wide.
Denomination: Lutheran
[SITE FULL] Faith Lutheran, Coon Rapids, MN 55433 - MAP
[SITE FULL] Faith Lutheran, Washington, IL 61571-1998 - MAP
Small town/suburban, blue collar, neighborhood, traditional
[SITE FULL] Faith Lutheran, Clintonville, WI 54929-1659 - MAP
Small town congregation. growing and committed. all are welcome. enthusiastic.
[SITE FULL] Faith Lutheran Church, Sarasota, FL 34238-2848 - MAP
suburban, mixed with traditional and folk services. Primarily older retirees with a focus on growing youth and young families.
[SITE FULL] First Lutheran, Pontiac, IL 61764-2409 - MAP
Denomination: Lutheran (NALC)
First Lutheran Church, New Richmond, Wisconsin 54017 - MAP
traditional, yet non-traditional, missional, in transition,
First Lutheran Church, Alexandria, MN 56308-1799 - MAP
First Lutheran is a vibrant faith community located in a city of 10000+ in rural Minnesota. We own 27 acres and are in the process of Capital Campaign appeal to raise 6 million dollars over the next four years for a new building.
[SITE FULL] First Lutheran Church of Columbia Heights, Columbia Heights, MN 55421 - MAP
First Lutheran Church, Columbia Heights, Columbia Heights, MN 55421-3195 - MAP
First ring suburb. One hundred years old. New emphasis on reaching the community and young families.
[SITE FULL] First Presbyterian Church, Shakopee, MN 55379 - MAP
rural, outer ring, historical
Denomination: PC (USA)
[SITE FULL] First UMC Red Wing, Red Wing, MN 55066-2565 - MAP
Rural with suburban feel. Stable growth. Upswing in retirees and young families. Inter-generational. Revamped worship, children and youth ministry, discipleship.
Denomination: United Methodist
[SITE FULL] Galilee Evangelical Lutheran Church, Roseville, MN 55113 - MAP
neighborhood, multicultural
[SITE FULL] Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Hancock, MI 49930-1494 - MAP
[SITE FULL] Grace Lutheran, Grafton, WI 53024-1413 - MAP
I would characterize our congregation as an outer ring suburb of Milwaukee. It is a largely Caucasian area, and the congregation reflects this. It is located in Ozaukee County, which is one of the wealthier counties in the state.
[SITE FULL] Grace University Lutheran Church, Minneapolis, MN 55414 - MAP
Urban, town/gown, commitment to peace and justice, Lutheran Campus Ministry, Healing ministry, hospitality, blended worship, strong lay leadership, music ministry, intergenerational.
Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Oakdale, MN 55128 - MAP
suburban, small-town feel, intimate, welcoming, friendly
[SITE FULL] Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Omaha, NE 68134-3755 - MAP
Neighborhood. Urban, suburban, old outer ring, that is now a middle ring.
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Minneapolis, MN 55406 - MAP
urban, neighborhood, social justice, music, traditional, community organizing, liturgical
[SITE FULL] Hosanna Lutheran, Rochester, MN 55901-0110 - MAP
Hosanna would best be described as suburban. The church is located on the far northern region of Rochester which is mostly residential.
House of Prayer Lutheran Church, Oakdale, MN 55113 - MAP
Welcoming, Inclusive, Inner-ring Suburban, Single-Pastor, Strong Music Ministry, Building Mentoring Ministry, Educationally Focused, Strong Social Ministry Focus.
[SITE FULL] Humble Walk Lutheran Church, St Paul, MN 55102 - MAP
Urban, new start, scrappy, art-centered, working-class neighborhood
Jacob's Well, Minneapolis, MN 55407 - MAP
Urban, externally focused, young, emergent, multi-site, experimental, multi-media, progressive, non-traditional
[SITE FULL] Justice for Humanity, Richfield, MN 47827 - MAP
Our organization is an international so it could fit all of the above descriptions.
[SITE FULL] Korean Presbyterian Church of MN, Brooklyn Center, MN 55430 - MAP
We are a congregation of mostly Korean-Americans who live in the surrounding suburbs of the Twin Cities.
Denomination: PCUSA
Living Waters Lutheran, Lino Lakes, MN 55014 - MAP
mission redevelopment suburban vibrant harmonious young enthusiastic BUSY families
Living Word Antioch Church, Roseville, MN 55113 - MAP
urban multicultural start up
Denomination: LCMC
Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, St. Paul, MN 55126 - MAP
suburban, liturgical, musical, Reconciling in Christ, social justice, social ministry
[SITE FULL] Lutheran homes of Oshkosh, Oshkosh, WI 54902-4196 - MAP
We are in innovative continuum of care facility offering housing and specialty services to all of the needs of our elders.
Mercy Seat Lutheran Church, Minneapolis, MN 55413 - MAP
urban, emergent
Messiah Evangelical Lutheran, Minneapolis, MN 55404 - MAP
beloved community, intentionality, "walk-withers," multicultural, neighborhood, diversity, inner city challenges
[SITE FULL] Minneola Lutheran Church, Zumbrota, MN 55992-1410 - MAP
rural, revitalized, growing, excited, active, faithful
Mt. Carmel Lutheran Church, Minneapolis, MN 55418 - MAP
Urban, welcoming, traditional worship, strong community involvement, diverse experiences available to seminarians
[SITE FULL] Mt. Olivet Lutheran Church, Victoria, MN 55386 - MAP
neighborhood, suburban
Nativity Lutheran Church, Minneapolis, MN 55418 - MAP
Innovative, mission driven community that sees itself as a community of disciples who are passionate about thier spirituality.
[SITE FULL] Northern Light UMC/United Methodist Church of Anoka, Anoka, MN 55303 - MAP
exurbia, young families, conservative, multi-site church plant, contemporary worship
Denomination: United Methodist
[SITE FULL] Oak Knoll Lutheran Church, Minnetonka, MN 55305-1486 - MAP
Our mission is to "Serve the Next One God Sends our Way." We are suburban, mixed socio-economic community. We worship using a blended worship style.
Our Father's Lutheran Church, Rockford, MN 55373-5112 - MAP
We are in the outer ring of the western edge of the Minneapolis area: exurban; small community; mix of rural and suburban; informally in redevelopment;
Our Savior's Lutheran, Waubay , SD 57273 - MAP
rural, farming, drought, flood recovery, fun loving, hard working, flexable, Missional, commuting for work, musical
[SITE FULL] Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402-6104 - MAP
We are a neighborhood congregation within a city of 150000 residents. We also draw members from communities around Cedar Rapids.
Our Saviour's Lutheran, Minneapolis, MN 55404 - MAP
urban, multi-cultural, reconciling in Christ, progressive, advocacy, social justice, eclectic, welcoming,
Park Avenue United Methodist Church, Minneapolis, MN 55407 - MAP
Peace Lutheran, Lauderdale, MN 55113 - MAP
Art, arts, creative, dynamic, edge, neighborhood, emergent, mission, redevelopment, future, community, garden, celebration, interfaith, young, intergenerational, informal, justice,
Peace Lutheran Church, Tacoma, WA 98405 - MAP
urban multicultural neighborhood gospel music
Peace Lutheran Church, Coon Rapids, MN 55448 - MAP
vibrant, open, welcoming, fun, caring, committed, engaged, faithful, musical, serving, Spirit-led,joyful
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Brooklyn Park, MN 55428-1691 - MAP
Prince of Peace is located in an increasingly diverse, first ring suburb which is really a large city in itself. This is a congregation in transition, with a redevelopment posture. After a decade of decline, there are significant and tangible reasons to be optimistic about the future the Lord is calling us into as a community of faith in Christ.
Redeemer Lutheran Church, Minneapolis, MN 55405 - MAP
urban, innovative, asset based, relational, youth, team, multicultural, community organizing, community development, leadership, music, mission partnerships, contextual learning
[SITE FULL] River of Joy Lutheran Church/St Mary Magdalene Lutheran Church, Prior Lake, MN 55372 - MAP
dynamic, innovative, suburban
River of Life Lutheran Church, Minneapolis, MN 55411 - MAP
multi-cultural, immigrant, African
Rosemount United Methodist Church, Rosemount, MN 55068-0022 - MAP
Suburban, some new multi-cultural growth, great school system, well connected city leadership group. It is a great place to live!
Denomination: United Methodist
[SITE FULL] Roseville Lutheran Church, Roseville, MN 55113-5998 - MAP
Suburban, active, programmatic, musically gifted, serious, traditional, somewhat rogue, big, somewhat dysfunctional, good staff, living on its laurels, anxious, sort of warm, complex.
Salem English Lutheran Church, Minneapolis, MN 55408 - MAP
transformational, redeveloping, diverse, edgy, urban, progressive, ecumenical, social justice, new
Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church, Minneapolis, MN 55412-1688 - MAP
Urban, diverse, redevelopment, radically inclusive and welcoming.
[SITE FULL] San Pablo/St. Paul's Ev. Lutheran Church, Minneapolis, MN 55407 - MAP
urban, bilingual, multicultural, engaged in the community, strong focus on youth and the arts
[SITE FULL] Shepherd of the Hills, North Little Rock, AR 72116-5638 - MAP
Urban, all white in a transitioning multicultural neighborhood
Spirit of Hope UMC, Minneapolis, MN 55427-4899 - MAP
Spirit of Hope United Methodist, Minneapolis, MN 55427-4899 - MAP
Denomination: United Methodist
St James A.M.E., Minneapolis, MN 55406-2634 - MAP
Urban,Christ Centered African American, family based. Multigenerational We are "the church small enough to know your name and large enough to serve."
Denomination: African Mehtodist Episcopal Church USA
[SITE FULL] St. Andrew's Lutheran Church, Grand Rapids, MN 55744-2473 - MAP
Welcoming, Friendly, Changing, Loving, Rural, Suburban, Traditional, Open, Eager, Faithful, Caring.
St. Anthony Park UCC, Saint Paul, MN 55108-1715 - MAP
St. Barnabas Lutheran Church, Plymouth, MN 55446 - MAP
Affluent, suburban, mostly white, liturgical, musical, hospitality
[SITE FULL] St. James AME Church, Minneapolis, MN 55406 - MAP
Denomination: African Methodist Episcopal
[SITE FULL] St. James Lutheran, Burnsville, MN 55337 - MAP
suburban, large,
St. James Lutheran Church, Kansas City, MO 64118-5397 - MAP
[SITE FULL] St. John Lutheran Church, Fargo, ND 58103-4990 - MAP
Alive, excited, neighborhood, open to all, worship focused, Jesus centered!!
St. Luke's Lutheran Church, Bloomington, MN 55431-3098 - MAP
Suburban, rich history, strong service DNA (food and clothing assistance), healthy (no scandals or staff misconduct in its history.
St. Mark Lutheran Church, Circle Pines, MN 55014 - MAP
suburban - light industry neighborhood church
St. Mark's Ev. Lutheran Church, North St. Paul, MN 55109 - MAP
Inner ring suburban; traditional and innovative; Minnesota nice pasive/aggressive (on a bad day), warm and supportive most other days.
St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, Saint Paul, MN 55108 - MAP
urban, multi-cultural, open, missional, campus ministry
Denomination: ECUSA
[SITE FULL] St. Michael's Lutheran Church, Roseville, MN 55113 - MAP
theologically liberal, socially progressive, medium sized, inner ring,devoted to worship, education, social ministry, building a deep sense of community
[SITE FULL] St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran, Pensacola, FL 32503-2444 - MAP
We are located on a main n/s street through mid-Pensacola. We are close to businesses, hospitals, restaurants, middle-income residents; not too far from lower-income areas. High potential for outreach to wide variety of people, including military and university.
Denomination: elca
St. Paul Lutheran Church, Wyoming, MN 55092 - MAP
A key word that might describe us is redevelopment. We truly are seeking the Holy Spirit's guidance as we move into the new future that God has in store for us.
Denomination: Lutheran
St. Paul's Evangelical - Portland Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55404 - MAP
Evangelical, grace, conservative, urban, cross-cultural, cross cultural, multicultural, close, mentor
Denomination: LCMC
[SITE FULL] St. Peter's and St. Luke's, Pilger, NE 68768-0212 - MAP
community-based, rural, small, neighborhood, aging
[SITE FULL] St. Philip the Deacon Lutheran Church, Plymouth, MN 55447 - MAP
[SITE FULL] St. Stephen's Lutheran, Saint Paul, MN 55118-2999 - MAP
First ring suburban, multi-cultural.
Denomination: E.L.C.A.
St. Timothy Lutheran Church, St. Paul, MN 55117 - MAP
An urban church with an informal feel, tucked away in a residential neighborhood and interested in reaching out to the community.
The Norwegian Lutheran Memorial Church, Minneapolis, MN 55404-2269 - MAP
Ethnic Norwegian Congregation. We draw people from the entire Metro Region. Main Worship Service in Norwegian since 1922. Only one of two such congregations in US. We are located in the city of Minneapolis (Franklin & Chicago)
Third Way Mennonite Church, Saint Paul, MN 55104-2516 - MAP
Denomination: Mennonite
Trinity Lutheran Congregation, Minneapolis, MN 55454 - MAP
multi-cultural, urban, neighborhood involvement, accompaniment, cutting-edge, collaborative, cost-effective, small, vital, walking the walk, justice, relationships, complicated
[SITE FULL] Trondhjem Lutheran Church, Lonsdale, MN 55046 - MAP
suburban, young, biblically progressive, welcoming, open communion practice
[SITE FULL] Valley Community Presbyterian Church, Golden Valley, MN 55422 - MAP
suburban, mission-minded, open hearts, musical, active youth group, joyful spirit, warm fellowship, family-like atmosphere, lots of progressives, a few conservatives,
Denomination: Presbyterian
[SITE FULL] Waters of Life, Duluth, MN 55803-9346 - MAP
Rural with money. Mission Start. Lots of life and spirit.
Wayman, Minneapolis, MN 55411-4060 - MAP
Urban, outreach,
Denomination: African Methodist Episcopal
[SITE FULL] Young Life College, Saint Paul, MN 55108-1732 - MAP
Outreach, meeting students where they are, Incarnational, Relational
Denomination: Parachurch
Zion Lutheran church, St. Paul, MN 55104 - MAP
Our church is in urban setting and it is a multicultural congregation.
[SITE FULL] Zion Lutheran Church, Minneapolis, MN 55408-4681 - MAP