We come together on Sundays to connect, learn, and worship God together. Right now we have two services on Sundays at 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m., with Children's Ministries during both services. We meet at our Ministry Center adajacent to St. Francis High School. (see more detailed information on the "I'm New" page.)
Our Awana Kids' Club meets during the school year on Wednesday nights from 6:30-8:00 p.m. at our Ministry Center. We bring Bible learning, games, & fun to children in kindergarten through 6th grade. The kids LOVE it! See www.Awana.org for more information about Awana. Kids can join our Awana program anytime. A registration is available HERE.
During the Sunday morning worship gathering, we also have fun and purposeful Bible Instruction Time for children 3 years old through Kindergarten (called Children's Church) and grades 1-4 (called Junior Church). We also provide loving care for infants and toddlers (0-3 years) during the worship service.
"How can this or that church meet my needs?" Although this is a valid question, another question to ponder may be "Which faith community is Jesus leading me to be a part of where we could mutually benefit each other?"
We believe that "the church" was Jesus' idea--that through it He wants to encourage us, to knit us together in love, to help us enjoy together the riches of knowing Him intimately (Col 2:2-3) and to show the world what it's like!
So, with this in mind, we want you to know that our ministries don't make us who we are. They are simply tools that help us to be intentional about knowing and loving God & others. They are some of the ways that we are getting in each other's lives to allow God to build us up and to serve others.
'SouledOut' is a community of students in 6-12th grade and "young at heart" adults that seek to live revolutionary lives together in harmony with God--intimately dependent on God, actively loving others, and bringing others along. They meet weekly to enjoy games, worship, teaching from God’s Word, and going deeper and building friendships in small groups.
Youth Group is their main connecting point each week. Youth group meets on Monday nights at the Minstry Center from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The students play games, worship, have a teaching time, and break into small groups (according to their age and gender.)
Click HERE to be directed to SouledOut's website and blog for events, activities, and forms.
Community Groups are where adults and families share life together on a more in-depth level than a large group setting can usually provide. These groups meet once a month or two to share a meal together and connect. They also strive to find ways to serve and meet the needs of others in the St. Francis community and beyond.
There's always something going on in the Living Hope community. We come together for special events to enjoy life together, learn together, and, in some cases, to serve side-by-side. We believe that Christians should be some of the most fun people in the world because we can walk in freedom and love! (Can we get an "Amen" to that?) We also want to be a blessing to the St. Francis community, so many of our events have that purpose in mind.
Most of us have gone through a crisis or loss and know how valuable and necessary it is to have support. Our Mercy Ministry's purpose is to come alongside those who are in need by providing meals, by visitation, or by simply listening.
Men's Groups and Women's Groups are places for relationship building and spiritual growth. Contact the office for more details about what is currently happening in men's & women's ministries.
Packing Food at 'Feed My Starving Children'
Some of our students & adults at the Planet Wisdom Student Conference
join us for worship!
Sundays at 9am & 11am
imperfect, beautiful worship community in St. Francis, MN
Living Hope Evangelical Free Church P.O. Box 264 St. Francis, MN 55070 763.753.1718