I've had the privilege of being pastor of Emmaus Road Church for the last three years. Here's a quick look at this sweet community. We meet 10am Sundays at the Hopkins Center for the Arts in the heart of downtown Hopkins, Minnesota.
My primary work is pastoring a community of Christ-followers known as Emmaus Road Church. As of December 2, 2012, this vibrant and sane group of friends will move our worship services to the Jaycees Studio of the Hopkins Center for the Arts (1111 Main Street in downtown Hopkins, Minnesota). In the meantime we're at our current location a few miles away (6719 Cedar Lake Road in St. Louis Park).
We worship every Sunday at 10am, and we invite you to join us if you're anywhere near the Twin Cities. Find out more about us or download my weekly messages.
At Emmaus we keep things simple, putting everything we do through a grid with three all-important tasks:
We CONNECT. We’re all about doing life together.
We WORSHIP. Jesus comes first for us as individuals and as a group.
We SERVE. We spread God’s care nearby and far away.
We believe that if we miss out on any of those, we’re messing up what God wants us to be.
2010 has brought our family plenty of happy mayhem, including my job shift to Emmaus Road Church in St. Louis Park. I’ll soon celebrate my sixth monthiversary as solo pastor at this cool and cozy church just west of Minneapolis. After months of getting to know the search team, board, and congregation, I started at Emmaus on Easter Sunday, then settled in during spring and summer and caught an August vacation. I’m now launching into fall with this tight and growing congregation “living out the way of Jesus Christ.” And in case you're wondering, I'm loving it.