Worship services are held at 9:00am and 10:30am on Sundays at 3501 Aldrich Ave S. in Minneapolis. The services are part of the ministry cooperative between City of Lakes Covenant Church & Aldrich Presbyterian Church. They last about an hour. Kids Ministry is available for children ages 2-12 and nursery for children under age 2 at both services.
If you drive there is plenty of on-street parking on the 3500 and 3400 blocks of Aldrich Avenue. There is also good parking on 35th St between Bryant Ave S and Lyndale Ave S.
We have a bike rack for bike parking by the church's south door.
If you take the bus: the 4 which goes down Bryant will drop you off at the corner of 35th and Bryant. The 6 bus will drop you off at the corner of 36th St and Hennepin Ave S, which is about a 1/2 mile walk away from the church. Click here to plan your trip through Metro Transit.
Worship that is both traditional and dynamic. We attempt to combine an appreciation for the richness of church’s musical and liturgical heritage with a vibrancy that is refreshing—especially to those who may have been away from the church for some time. We seek to avoid both uncomfortable novelty and stuffy formality. We practice weekly communion.
Worship that is both God-centered and seeker-sensitive. We attempt to combine a transcendent focus on Jesus Christ with a welcoming attitude toward those who are spiritually skeptical or curious. We design our services expecting unchurched people to be present, believing that experiencing God’s presence in our midst will lead many to embrace Christ. We avoid services that either devolve into entertainment or which are simply “preaching to the choir.”
Worship that speaks both to the mind and the heart. We attempt to provide services that are both deep and practical, both intellectually challenging and emotionally satisfying. We avoid both barren intellectualism and empty emotionalism.
So join us for worship and expect God to welcome you into his presence through his people.
During services we offer Christ-centered, Bible-based teaching and worship for kids ages 2-12 during the sermon portion of the service under the leadership of our excellent Kids Ministry Director Mai Larson & Kids Ministry Intern Kristen Kokesch. For smaller kids (6 months-2 years) we offer nursery care starting 10 minutes before the service.
Children are included in the worship service for about the first 20-25 minutes. Before the sermon they are sent to ResKids to receive age-appropriate instruction.
We have a check-in system through Planning Center that ensures that your child leaves only with the person who checked them in. Also, at check-in we gather information about any special needs or considerations for your child. If there is a need to contact you during the service our volunteer will text you using the phone number you provide, or they will discreetly come and get you.
Life Groups are a great way to get connected beyond the weekend. We recognize that Sunday worship is only part of what it means to be the church. Our vision for life groups is that they would be an environment of belonging and becoming—that every person who participates would feel like they belong just as they are, and that in the process of being together and diving into real-life conversation about Scripture, we would become more and more the people we were created to be.
Each life group meets in a home twice a month to connect, read the Bible and discuss how God wants to shape us through our relationships with each other and through his word. For more information on life groups and how you can get connected, email Matt Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
David is the pastor at Resurrection MPLS. He was born and raised in south Minneapolis. He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota and Princeton Theological Seminary. Before returning to Minneapolis in the Fall of 2013 to plant City of Lakes Covenant Church, David served for 4 years as the Associate Pastor for Student Ministries at Ojai Presbyterian Church in Ojai, CA. David and his wife Amy have three sons and live in southwest Minneapolis.
An unscientific and incomplete list of David's favorite theologians/authors: N.T. Wright, Peter Leithart, Karl Barth, Lesslie Newbigin, Marilynne Robinson, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, G.K. Chesterton, C.S. Lewis, Eugene Peterson, Augustine of Hippo, John Calvin, Robert Jenson, and Fleming Rutledge.
You can reach David via email or call (612) 787-7956.
Matt is our Associate for Discipleship and Local Missions. Before joining the ResMPLS team Matt was the Planting Pastor of The Story in the Powderhorn Neighborhood. Matt is a graduate of Bethel University and Bethel Seminary. He brings a passion for making disciples and engaging people in kingdom ministry in our community. He is bi-vocational and for his other job he works for Ace in the City a Christian Community Development Organization. Matt, his wife and their three kids live in Richfield.
You can reach Matt via email.
Mai is diligent and creative. She has poured herself into giving shape to our burgeoning Kids Ministry since July 2015. She loves Jesus and kids, and she finds creative ways to engage their hearts and minds in kids worship and a lesson each and every Sunday.
You can reach Mai via email.
Katie is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with her Masters in Social Work. She and her husband own an escape puzzle room. Buy tickets here! On top of all that she, shares in the worship leading duties at ResMPLS.
Amy is a math teacher by training, a full-time mother to three boys, a photographer, and a church planter's wife. (I'm exhausted just reading that!)
If that weren't enough, she's also a fantastic worship leader and makes the best s'mores bars you've ever tasted.
Check out her photography. She took most of the images on this website.
It is borne of our belief that we are better together - that our congregations worshipping and working in cooperation can be more faithful, more missional, and more effective sharing the good news of Jesus Christ in south Minneapolis. Our goal is for all people in our community to discover and live into their ultimate purpose - that each one of us was created to glorify God and enjoy God forever.
Resurrection MPLS is a fruit of our vision for cooperative ministry. Cooperative ministry can be defined as:
“...[S]everal congregations in a particular geographical area...that covenant together to envision that area as the place in which Christ is calling them to cooperatively plan and engage in ministry and mission. While each congregation maintains its own session or board, the covenant requires the participating congregations to share ideas, energies, leadership and resources. The goal of cooperative ministry is to maximize and focus the ministry of the participating congregations it is a way to enliven congregations and allow them to move from an attitude of surviving to one of thriving. It may involve churches from one denomination or it may be ecumenical.” - Spiritual Vitality Through Cooperative Ministry