Welcome to Waite Park Church!
Waite Park Church is a multi-generational church in Northeast Minneapolis. We're a small church who wants to have a big impact! We believe Jesus when he said in John 10:10, "I came so they can have real and eternal life, more and better life than they ever dreamed of." Faith doesn't have to be dull or routine It's meant to be life-giving!
So our goal is to become the life-center of our community. We don't always do it perfectly, so forgive us. But we want people to know that whoever you are, wherever you've been; no matter what you've done, you're never beyond the grace of God. We're all a work in progress, so if you're not perfect, come join us, you'll fit right in!
We're not into religion-in-general, we are relentlessly Christ-centered. We aim to follow Jesus in everything we do or say. He is our source of life and everything we want to be. We believe Jesus when he said, "I have come that they may have life in the fullest, richest sense of the word."
We believe the primary calling of the church is not to be cool or relevant (though these aren't bad in themselves. Instead, we believe we are called to be family. Family is a mixture of the generations contributing their unique perspectives and gifts to the group. We aren't techno music or hymns, but we might do either on any given Sunday. Each generation is a gift to the church.
If the church is the body of Christ, then our mission is his mission. What was his mission? To seek and to save that which is lost. We want to bring that life to our community. So we will give up our own preferences and comfort to be Jesus in our community.
Ask some people what they think about church and they'll say things like boring, irrelevant, and sometimes worse. But we believe faith is life-giving because there joy and freedom in discovering and living with a sense of purpose. A relationship with Jesus isn't a drudgery, but an adventure of new discoveries and personal growth that guides us through good times and bad.