Faith Lutheran Church

Mission Message


Seeking God, Serving Others 




Ministry Priorities

1.  Young Families: Focus on serving young families through ministry and family-centered activities, while continuing to support current ministry programs.

2.  Christian Education: Provide more opportunities for Christian education, spiritual formation and fellowship at every age.

3.  Worship: Provide meaningful and relevant worship opportunities for all. 

4.  Serving the Wider Community: Support community outreach and ministry opportunities such as sheltering the homeless, food shelf projects, school supply drives and numerous other opportunities to serve our brothers and sisters in the Forest Lake Community.

Identified through discernment process led by Transition Team, summer and fall 2014.

Mission Prayer


God, ignite our faith, increase our courage,

and inspire our action so that people find fulfillment, comfort, and purpose.

Welcome Statement

God calls us to act on our belief that we are ALL His children, uniting rather than dividing us, in service to all in church and community. To all those whom the world seeks to separate, divide or isolate, you are welcome here as a child of God.
No matter your age or gender, you are welcome
No matter your skin color, you are welcome
No matter your marital status, you are welcome
No matter your physical abilities or disabilities, you are welcome
If you are lesbian, gay, straight, bisexual or transgender, you are welcome
If you are sick or well, happy or sad, rich or poor, you are welcome
If you believe in God some of the time or none of the time or all of the time, you are welcome
Come with your gifts, your pain, your hope, your fears.
Come with traditions that have helped you and hurt you
Come with your experiences that have made you and broken you
Come with a mind, ready to engage, and a heart open to discern
Come and listen for the Holy Spirit that calls us to love our neighbor wholeheartedly, seek justice, create peace and practice compassion.
We celebrate your identity and welcome you to a diverse community of believers united in Christ. You are welcome here.

Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church of Forest Lake began as the Swedish Evangelical Lutheran Church in 1888 with Pastor Johannes 
Lundquist. Fifteen Swedish families and one Norwegian had settled in the area near the Scandinavian Cemetery and became the charter members of the church.

Heritage Presentation

Faith Lutheran Church, 886 North Shore Drive, Forest Lake, MN 55025, 651-464-3323