Gathering for Worship and Equipping
All are welcome!
We currently meet at Community Presbyterian Church located at:
3705 55th Street NW
Rochester, MN 55901
4:00 - 4:40 pm - Church Business Discussions
4:45 - 5:45 pm - Worship
5:45 - 6:45 pm - Potluck Dinner
Feel free to join us during any portion of our gathering and see how you might be the missing part of the body that we need to flourish. Come just for worship at 4:45 and stay for dinner. All are welcome to our business discussions, but don't feel the need to participate if you just want to come for worship.
We begin with a 40 minute conversation of our core values, doctrines, and ministry planning.
Then we worship together with Scripture readings, prayer, song, and a sermon.
Afterward we like to conclude our time together with a shared potluck meal.
Child care is available.
Stay tuned for changes in time as we search for a Sunday morning gathering space and begin implementing our worship vision.
What is a Core Team?
Are we a church?
Reformers such as Martin Luther and John Calvin argued that the church was not an organizational structure but a local gathering of believers in membership who meet together to hear the Word of God preached by its leaders and to share in the ordinances together (i.e. baptism and the Lord's supper). In that sense we are not yet a church. We are a couple of trained and ordained pastors gathering a group together to teach the Bible and share fellowship. Our aim is that this group will soon develop into a church that covenants together in membership, begins to see new believers baptized, and partakes in communion together. Lord willing we will soon officially be a church.
You are welcome to join us in order to make this vision happen sooner than later. We look forward to meeting you!