Like the congregations of old, Living Savior has its origins in a small group of families living at a distance from local congregations in Inver Grove Heights and Fridley requesting services in the Southwest Metro area of the Twin Cities. The group began meeting twice a month in different Chaska locations. More recently, Living Savior relocated to the Eden Prairie area and started regular Sunday morning services in various locations such as an elementary school, a senior citizen center and an apartment complex. In 2016, the group made a decision to organize and form its own congregation. We became an independent congregation and joined the Church of the Lutheran Confession (CLC) at the synodical level.
Over the past few years the congregation has been steadily growing, and we humbly remember that it is the Lord who blesses our efforts. By the gracious help of the Huber family, we have found a new home at the Eden Prairie Huber Funeral Chapel. This has allowed us to have a consistent location that not only has space for the church, but also meeting rooms and fellowship hall facilities that allow us to grow. In 2017, the congregation called its first part time pastor, Doug Libby. In 2018, Pastor Libby’s call was extended to ¾ time as the needs of the congregation continued to develop. Living Savior has been blessed to be able to continue to fulfill these growing needs without outside financial support.
Our congregation is made up of a wide range of ages and backgrounds, as well as a wide range of challenges with sin. Yet with the common sin condition in each of our lives, we share the need to be redeemed through Christ’s death and resurrection. Our first focus is on equipping the individual members of our congregation to help us grow in our walk with Christ. This will enable each of us in our calling to share the good news of salvation with those we come into contact with. Giving a simple account of what Christ has done for us and the hope that is within us. We are a small intimate congregation. With the goal of knowing and helping each other through this journey of life.
The Lord speaks strongly about the importance of His word. We, as such, hold treat it with the honor due and base our decisions and view of the world on what the Lord tells us in the Bible. As a result, we believe…