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Our Father's Lutheran Church

Address:3903 Gilbert Ave SE
Baptized Membership:1216
Confirmed Membership:813
Average Sunday Attendance:215
Paid Staff:Lead Pastor, Pastoral Associate, Office Administrator, Administrative Assistant, Janitor
Access to Public Transit:N/A
Congregation Description:Our Father's Lutheran Church (OFLC) is a welcoming and active exurban congregation. In our forty-first year of ministry, OFLC is in the midst of transition. We have been a pastoral sized church, utilizing a membership model and we're transitioning to a programmatic church using an equipping model. Our Statement of Purpose is, "Building Christ's Community through Hospitality, Relationships, Teaching and Service." For almost two years we have taken a deep-dive to become more centered in our purpose. This has included intentional pruning of ministries and discernment of God's direction. We have engaged in much change in order to become more of who He has created us to be. This year we are engaged in more intentional Sabbath practice and reimagining how ministries like stewardship, education, and evangelism can and should look today. This is tremendously exciting work--God's creative work.
Congregation Keywords: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;

Mentor Pastor: Jon Rhodes

Years in Ordained Ministry:6
Years in Current Position:3
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