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. Bill loves to travel to various countries in Africa, serving the Lord with preaching, training leaders and playing with the children. Bill and Karla have two adult children; Kristy, married to Ryan, and Dean. They enjoy spending time with their grandsons, Harvey and Oscar. Reach him at: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Elisha St James and our team and 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. On Wednesdays we offer AWANA Clubs for 2 yrs - 6th grade from 6:30-8pm. Details HERE
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 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 beverage coupon for Common Grounds (our coffee shop). We invite guests to stop by our Welcome Center and sign our guest book, 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 an Non-denomiational 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 April, we have AWANA (2 years old -5th grade) at 6:30pm. We offer a Bible Teaching Series for adults at the same time from 6:30-8:00pm. More...