Faith, Prior Lake, MN

Enhancement: Faith Lutheran Church in Prior Lake, Minn., has developed a relationship with a standalone early childhood center that bought a portion of its vacant land and built a new facility across the parking lot from the church. The center has agreed to let Faith develop the Bible curriculum for use at the center, and Home Missions funding will allow a part-time staff minister to lead Bible lessons, connect with parents, and coordinate Faith’s members to volunteer at the center on a regular basis.

Fast Facts:

  • Besides providing the Bible curriculum for the Prior Lake campus, Faith has been able to share the curriculum (based on Northwestern Publishing House’s Christ-Light) with the entire organization that operates 20 locations across Minnesota and Central Iowa.
  • The early childhood center uses Faith’s worship space for its larger Christmas and graduation programs. With more than 100 students enrolled at the Prior Lake location, there is a significant outreach opportunity for Faith.
  • Prior Lake has seen rapid growth in recent years due to ease of access for commuters to the Twin Cities.


Gracious and Loving Lord, we come before you with hearts filled with gratitude and hope, seeking your blessing upon this mission enhancement. We are excited by the opportunity for the staff minister to work between the Faith Lutheran Church and the families of New Creations preschool and childcare in Prior Lake, Minn. Lord, grant the staff minister the wisdom, compassion, and strength needed to fulfill their role with grace and humility. May they be a beacon of your love, fostering deep connections and nurturing relationships. Bless the leadership and members of Faith as they embark on this journey together. Grant them the courage to step out in faith, the generosity to support this endeavor wholeheartedly, and the commitment to connect with the families at New Creations with love and compassion. Pour out your blessings upon this mission enhancement, O Lord, that it may bear abundant fruit in the lives of all involved. May it reflect your boundless love and grace. In your name we pray, Amen.


Richard Gibson – Staff Minister, Faith Lutheran Church
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