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Welcome to Family of Christ

Welcome to the Website of Family of Christ Lutheran Church and Preschool.  We are located in Ham Lake, Minnesota, about 20 miles from the heart of the Twin Cities, due north along the center line of the Minneapolis/St. Paul metropolitan area.

If you are looking for a church home, or you are spiritually seeking in any way, we hope that our congregation, and this website, can be a benefit to you. Please explore, find out who we are and what we do, and feel free to visit us, to join us in worship and/or to contact us.

Family of Christ exists to invite people into a knowledge of, and a relationship with, the one true God, through Christ Jesus, our Lord, and then to provide opportunities for all to worship Him, and to serve others.

Family of Christ is a member congregation and preschool of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod, and resides in its Minnesota South District.

 

For by grace you have been saved through faith.

And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God,

not a result of works, so that no one may boast. (Ephesians 2:8-9)

 

family of Christ's Mission

Meet Jesus, Make Friends, Make a Difference

 

 

Our Vision

Connecting people to Jesus, developing fully devoted disciples of Jesus Christ, and creating everyday missionaries serving Anoka County and beyond

  

Our Goal

Continually growing as a disciple of Jesus Christ

 

Our Values

  • Grace - We love because Jesus went first. We serve because he is the king of kindness. Our church can be characterized by God’s kind of grace, not pride in our size or stature.

  • Worship - The arrow points up, in deliberate acts of praise and obedience to our God. This includes our worship services, but also personal faithfulness. We serve and glorify Christ in all the areas of our life, not ourselves.

  • Community - Community happens on Sunday mornings and in Life Groups, but also in how we receive and seek to build others, care for the hurting, elevate the other, and model sacrifice, joy, and humility.

  • Mission - We are committed to personal, local, and global evangelism and acts of love, but also the mission of who we are as a church and as a person.Are we here to be the hot new church in town, or find the best new programs and ideas, or to be the body of Christ wherever we are?

  • Integrity - We value integrity in our finances, morality, and honesty, but also in the word’s literal meaning- oneness- that what we say is one with the way life really is.

  • Excellence- In all areas of ministry, we strive to serve with the best of our abilities and resources. God doesn’t deserve sloppy.

  

3 Unofficial Rules of Family of Christ

(a.k.a., every church thinks they’re friendly, but actually they’re not)

1. 10 foot rule - you can’t walk within 10 feet of someone without waving or saying “Hi”.

2. Nobody ever sits alone rule - if anyone is sitting by themselves in worship or in a meeting, say hello and ask if it’s ok to sit with them.

3. Introduce yourself to 1 person you don’t know rule - every time you’re here!

 

 

 

Who we are

  • Worship – we worship weekly- Sunday mornings at 8:45am and 10:30am, and Wednesday evenings at 6:15pm.
  • Life Groups – groups of people committed to meeting regularly to grow, connect, and serve.

  • Make a Difference – we serve with a desire to impact the lives of others Here, Near, and Far.

What we do 

  • Worship

  • Life Groups

  • Children’s Ministry (birth – 5th grade, including our preschool)

  • Student Ministry (6th – 12th grade, including confirmation)

  • Missions - Locally & globally, individually, in Life Groups, and as a church