We are located northwest of Minneapolis in Otsego (between Rogers and Elk River) about 1/4 of a mile west of Highway 101 on River Rd NE. The school is on the South side of River Rd. NE. Follow the long driveway back to the school building, go around to the left side of the school to door number 4, and enter there.
A normal morning service lasts between 75 and 90 minutes. Our services at Grace Church are intentionally simple. We believe that the Scriptures alone must govern our worship. Thus, the elements in our morning worship service include singing, prayer, preaching, Scripture reading, observing the ordinances of believer's baptism and the Lord's supper, and collecting an offering.
The greatest thing that a person can do is worship the Triune God in spirit and truth. As we gather for this purpose each Lord's day, we seek to “offer to God acceptable worship, with reverence and awe, for our God is a consuming fire.” (Heb 12:28b-29, ESV).
We are a congregation committed to God’s word. The pulpit ministry of our church is characterized by and committed to expository preaching. Expository preaching is not merely a spoken commentary of a passage in the Bible, or a series of word studies, or reading a verse and launching off into a series of illustrations. Expository preaching seeks to “expose” the meaning of the text and apply it to the congregation. It is common for us to be in a sermon series that works through a book of the Bible verse by verse. A typical sermon lasts between 40-45 minutes. We use the English Standard Version of the Bible for preaching, teaching, and Scripture reading, but you are welcome to bring whichever version of the Bible that you have.
Families worshiping together
We at Grace Church keep families together. We want all people of all ages to attend with us to worship the great Triune God. We want families to worship together, sing together, hear the Word together. While we affirm that the Bible advises us that there are times to give instruction specific to different seasons of life (for example, see Titus 2:3-5), we believe that we ought to be one body as much as possible. It is good for children to see their parents singing to the Lord and to observe them listening to the preaching of God’s Word. For further details about how we welcome children into our service, please click on the “Grace Kids” tab in the middle of the home page.