Top 10 QuestionS... well actuallY 11!
Q: Who is Pastor Bill Goodwin?
A: Pastor Bill and his wife Karla have been at Lighthouse since the summer of 2004. Prior to coming to Lighthouse, they served at Community Church of Joy in Glendale, AZ (1999-2004) and Hosanna! in Lakeville (1993-1999). He also was on staff as Youth Director at Elim Lutheran Church in Robbinsdale, MN, Prince of Peace in Scottsdale, AZ and Christ Community Church in Glendale, AZ. Bill is a product of Young Life, where he surrendered his heart to the Lord at the age of 15 and began serving in ministry in the late 1980's. An Ordained Minister through International Ministerial Fellowship (IMF), Bill loves to travel. He has ministered in various countries in Africa with preaching, training leaders and playing with the children. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for several
non-profits. Bill and Karla have two adult children; Kristy, married to Ryan, and son Dean. They enjoy spending time with their grandsons, Harvey and Oscar.
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Follow him on social media: Twitter @goodybill2 and Instagram @goodybill
Q: When did Lighthouse Christian Church begin?
A: We began in 1888 as St. John’s Lutheran Church. Then, in the late 1990s our name was changed to St. John’s Lighthouse when we became a non-denominational Christian church and more recently the name was changed to Lighthouse Christian Church. We have a wonderful heritage and a brighter future!
Q: What are the weekend services like?
A: Our weekend worship is exciting and dynamic! We begin our service with praise and worship led by Paul and Evelyn Mutebi and our worship team and we often take time to pray and wait on the Holy Spirit. This may lead to testimonies and/or encouraging words for the congregation gathered. We continue worshipping the Lord with our offering and then we dive into the Word of God for a message that will inspire, encourage, and challenge you in your relationship with Christ. We often close with an opportunity for prayer ministry at the front (this is optional - for those who would like personal prayer). Our goal each week is to be sensitive and yield to the Holy Spirit as to what He desires to do in our midst. The Holy Spirit knows how to have church!
Q: What about kids/students?
A: On Sundays we offer Lighthouse Kids for 6 weeks -5th grade. Children are checked-in before the service (starting at 9:45) and picked up after the service. For students (6th-12th grade) we offer Illuminate, a small group style interactive lesson after the musical praise and worship portion of the service. Donuts are included.
Kids are a priority at Lighthouse – just like they are in your home. Lighthouse Kids is here to partner with families as we help kids grow in faith and character in a setting created just for them. Just as the adult worship service has been designed specifically for you, so has this time been created just for your child. We want to make Sunday mornings the best time of your child’s week, as well as your own.
Lighthouse Kids is a safe, caring and fun environment for your child where they will discover who God is in an atmosphere designed just for them. Children take part in interactive learning experiences including music, drama, puppets, videos and much more!
We have dynamic opportunities throughout the week for Lighthouse Students (Middle School and High School) as well. Details HERE
Q: What does your church believe?
A: Thanks for asking! Our foundation is based firmly upon the Bible as our authority on Christian beliefs and guide to living. As a 'New Testament' church, we are open to the gifts of the Holy Spirit to build up the Body. Read our Statement of Faith.
Q: Will I have to say anything, sign anything, or be singled out in any way?
A: We welcome visitors by giving our first time guests information about Lighthouse and a FREE gift. We invite guests to stop by our Welcome Center with a completed Connection Card, simply so we can send you a letter thanking you for joining us. However, filling out the form is optional on your part. We invite and encourage you to visit us over several weeks to see what's going on at Lighthouse.
Q: Can I find out what this weekend's message is going to be about?
A: Yes, this week's message information can be found HERE
Q: How do I get to the church?
A: Our address is 3285 144th St W in Rosemount. We are behind (west of) Rosemount Elementary School. From Co Rd 42, go north on Chippendale to 145th St W – stop sign. Turn Right (east). Go to Canada Ave and turn Left (north). We are up one block.
Q: What should I wear?
A: Whatever you feel comfortable in! People wear everything from "Sunday best" to business casual, to shorts and sandals.
Q: What is your denominational affiliation?
A: We are a non-denominational Christian Church under the Apostolic covering of International Ministerial Fellowship (IMF). IMF has their international headquarters in Navarre, MN.
Q: Do you have mid-week programs?
A: YES! During the school year, September thru June, we have Elevate on Wednesday nights for middle school and high school students. For young adults, Cultivate meets every other week on Fridays. For adults, we offer various classes and Bible studies. Find out more here!