Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Eagle Brook Church - Spring Lake Park Campus

This past weekend Eagle Brook Church opened their third campus in the north metro area of Minneapolis and St. Paul. This third campus is in the building formerly known as Spring Lake Park Baptist Church (SLPBC) - a church I was on staff at for 3 years. This is an exciting move for SLPBC was really struggling over the past few years.

The Spring Lake Park Campus of Eagle Brook Church opened with two services - one at 9:30am and one at 11:00am. In spite of a sizable snow storm the attendance for this opening was spectacular. 540 people at each service! 1080 people in all! Starting December 15th there will be an additional third service at 6:00pm Saturday night.

This fantastic turn out created traffic problems, as the parking facilities of this location are somewhat limited (on site) and snow/weather added an unexpected element to complicate things. The joy of living in Minnesota!

The Spring Lake Park Campus of Eagle Brook Church will have Steve Whicker serving as their campus pastor. As Campus Pastor, Steve will provide leadership and direction for this community, and will be the liaison between Spring Lake Park and the broader EBC family.

I am glad to see that Eagle Brook chose to keep my friend Lynfield Hines on staff as the Student Ministries Pastor. It is also good to see the wisdom in keeping Dan Munson to minister to the older adults of the church.

What to expect:
Eagle Brook Church is a growing, Christian church that is committed to reaching people for Christ, and bringing them into strong relationships with God and each other. It's their desire that all visitors—regardless of their faith background—be able to walk into any campus and be welcomed by real people, inspired by excellent music, and challenged by biblical messages that give answers to everyday problems.

Eagle Brook—Spring Lake Park is one of three church campuses. It offers the opportunity to share in all of the resources, programming, and excellence of one of the largest churches in the five-state area, while experiencing the intimacy and community of a small church setting.

At the Spring Lake Park Campus, weekend services feature live worship from an in-house worship band, as well as the leadership and guidance of an on-site campus pastor. Each weekend's message (sermon) is presented via video by either the senior pastor or one of Eagle Brook's teaching pastors on large, state-of-the-art screens. This allows consistent, excellent teaching to be presented across all the sites on the same weekend. If you would like to see a sample of some of their past teachings, visit the Past Messages portion of EBC's site.

Dynamic, age-appropriate kids programming is available during all services for kids from birth-grade 5. Click on birth-K or grades 1-5 to learn more.

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