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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Our Father's Lutheran Church

Address:3903 Gilbert Ave SE
City:Rockford
State:MN
Zip:55373-5112
Phone:763-477-6300
Fax:
Web:ourfatherschurch.org
Email:office@ourfatherschurch.org
Demonination:ELCA
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

Email:pastorjon.oflc@gmail.com
Phone:612-743-5725
Years in Ordained Ministry:6
Years in Current Position:3
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