About Our ChurchOur Mission & Vision
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.
” Do not be arrogant toward the branches; but if you are arrogant, remember that it is not you who supports the root, but the root supports you. “
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.
“For just as we have many members in one body and all the members do not have the same function, so we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another.”
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.
“I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: if anyone adds to them, God will add to him the plagues which are written in this book; and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God will take away his part from the tree of life and from the holy city, which are written in this book.”
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…
- That every Word of the Bible is inerrant and infallible and we should listen to it above all (2 Timothy 3:15-16)
- That the world was created in 6 – 24 hour days and was perfect until man sinned, now it needs a Savior (Genesis 1)
- That God is a trinity of Father, Son and Holy Spirit three persons, but one God (Deuteronomy 6:4)
- That sin is doing something contrary to the Will of God and that we all sin (Romans 3:23)
- That Salvation comes through Christ alone as He said (John 11:25)
- That through Christ we receive His forgiveness and grace, “undeserved love” (Ephesians 2)
- That we share in the means of grace through baptism and the Lord’s Supper (Matthew 28:19, Mark 14:22-24)
“For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, so that no one may boast.”
Ephesians 2: 8-9
We too struggle with sin, and seek the help of the Lord to guide our lives to salvation. With that we humbly invite you to join us and dig into the word. ?
Sunday Services at 9:00 am