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Our Savior's Lutheran Church

Address:3634 First Avenue NE
City:Cedar Rapids
Phone:Our Savior's Lutheran Church
Baptized Membership:500
Confirmed Membership:400
Average Sunday Attendance:140
Paid Staff:Secretary
Choir director and bell choir director
Access to Public Transit:Eastern Iowa airport 5 miles from the church
bus service available
Congregation Description:Community of 150000. We are a neighborhood congregation with apartment buildings close by in a lower to middle income neighborhood.
Saturday evening worship and Sunday morning worship. We provide Sunday adult forum and weekly Bible study sessions. Other educational sessions as scheduled throughout the year.
We currently provide financial and practical support support to several organizations including Habitat for Humnanity, Family Helping Families and ELCA malaria campaign.
The congregation is relatively stable and healthy. There have been no major conflicts in the last 5 years. Our biggest challenge is developing and sustaining a youth ministry program
Congregation Keywords:We are a neighborhood congregation within a city of 150000 residents. We also draw members from communities around Cedar Rapids.

Mentor Pastor: Phil Jorgensen

Years in Ordained Ministry:22
Years in Current Position:7
Previous Students Supervised:1
Autobiography:Graduate of Wartburg Seminary in 1991, ordained in 6/91. Served 4 congregations. Supervised 1 intern. Completed CPE residency in Des Moines, IA in 2005. Continuing ed includes worskshops/seminars in pastoral care and counseling, also in youth ministry and congregation conflict resolution.
Involved in Habitat for Humanity
Enjoy playing guitar, golf and other athletic competitions