Teaching Congregations transitioned to Christian Public Leader at the end of the 2013 – 2014 academic year. 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 contextuallearning@luthersem.edu.

CHRISTIAN PUBLIC LEADER 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 contextuallearning@luthersem.edu prior to contacting sites on this list.

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[SITE FULL] Faith Ev. Lutheran Church

Address:499 Charles Ave
City:Saint Paul
State:MN
Zip:55103-1909
Phone:651-227-5299
Fax:651-227-5646
Web:faithlutheranstp.org
Email:office@faithlutheranstp.org
Demonination:Lutheran
Baptized Membership:712
Confirmed Membership:657
Average Sunday Attendance:100 - 135
Paid Staff:Pastor
Administrative Secretary
Full time Custodian
2 part time Custodians
Organist/Choir Director
Bell Choir Director
Access to Public Transit:University Ave. Bus.
Light Rail in Spring 2014
Congregation Description:Faith Congregation will celebrate it's 100th year of sharing the Gospel in May 2014. Originated as a neighborhood congregation, it is now like many others a urban congregation that serves members who live metro wide.
We have one Sunday service at 9:30 am
We offer Sunday Christian Education (age 3 thru adult), Wednesday Evening Bible Study. Confirmation classes, a Choir and a bell choir
We further offer ALPHA classes and Stephen Ministry and training.
We provide thru our trained prayer ministry team an on going prayer ministry to congregation families and community.
We are a very active site for the Loaves and Fishes (feeding) ministry serving free meals to the community at large four evenings a week.
We further support, Feed my Starving Children, Operation Christmas Child, Sharing Korner Food Shelf.

In the next few years major changes will take place in the local community when the Light Rail system begins on University Ave. This will cause disruption in the community and yet begin to renew the community with new housing and business.

Congregation Keywords:We are an Urban Congregation that has members located in the immediate area surrounding the church and many more who live metro-wide.

Mentor Pastor: Tilman Bergman

Email:pastortil@juno.com
Phone:651-227-5299
Years in Ordained Ministry:34
Years in Current Position:19
Previous Students Supervised:2 Interns
Autobiography:-I love parish ministry whether in big city of St. Paul, the international city of Jerusalem, or the small town of Lake Lillian, MN.where I started my ministry.
-Prior to becoming a pastor I taught at the Lincoln Learning Center, Lincoln Jr. High, and North High School in the Mpls. for seven years. I grew up in North Mpls. It was there that I developed a strong interest in justice issues.
-My reading is quite varied as is my continual education. I am fortunate to have several excellent colleagues and friends around the world who guide my reading and studies. I continue to be active in promoting Justice and Peace in Middle East. I have attended many Mini Medical school classes at the University of MN.- gaining tremendous knowledge and insight into issues that are important to parish ministry.
I try to spend as much time with family as possible - my wife, tree children and three grandchildren.

My wife and I enjoy travel.