Our Ministries

Our Ministries

Find Your Place at St. Andrew

At St. Andrew we have a variety of ways to connect with others. There is programming for all ages, all talents, all schedules. So, whether your favorite activity is camping, singing, serving others, or digging deeper into the Bible, we have something for you. Please browse our wide range of ministries, give something new a try, and we hope to see you soon.

20–30-Something Ministry

20–30-Something Ministry Grant Over the next ten months, St. Andrew is lucky to be partnered with an innovation coach from the Riverside Innovation Hub at Augsburg University. What is the Riverside Innovation Hub you may ask? How may they help? Here is what they have to say: “It is no secret that the gap between young adults and christian congregations is widening. there are many factors to this dynamic reality. Certain characteristics of today’s young adults and their culture make…

A More Just World

All people are God’s children. The death of George Floyd and the aftermath reminds us there is still far too much injustice in our communities and in our world. We have work to do. Together, we will listen, learn, share, encourage, and act. We commit ourselves to this task for a more just world.  Learning Together Resources will be compiled and shared by St. Andrew staff to assist us in our process of listening, learning, and growing. Resources to read…

Camp

We loved our Summer 2022 campers! You can find and view saved stories from each camp session on Instagram by following us @spiritinthepines.  You can view your current camp account using the link below. Contact Sarah Blasing, the Outdoor Ministry and Youth Leadership Director with questions (sblasing@standrewlu.org). 2022-2023 School Year Retreat Options for Counselors All Counselors/CITs from last summer are eligible to volunteer at our school year retreats. Please view the dates below and let us know which ones are…

Children & Youth

We welcome young children, youth, and families as they are. Period. Often heard at any of our gatherings are phrases like, “everyone is welcome,” “bring your friends,”  “you don’t have to be a member to belong.” St. Andrew is a place for children, youth, and families who have never stepped foot inside a church building, and a place for children, youth, and families who have been part of a church forever. We welcome you with open arms from the second…

Church Anew

In 2018, St. Andrew Lutheran Church launched Church Anew, an ecumenical ministry dedicated to equipping church leaders to face the adaptive changes needed for ministry today and tomorrow. Since then, we have hosted four in-person events attended by over 600 church leaders and five virtual events with over 6,000 registrants. We have built relationships with nationally-recognized Christian visionaries, led workshop offerings by a diverse network of innovative leaders, and hosted on-the-ground practitioners from faith communities. Church Anew has quickly become…

Early Learning

St. Andrew has a highly regarded, nationally accredited early learning program providing preschool and childcare in Eden Prairie for 30 years. St. Andrew Early Learning programs encourage the development of each child’s understanding of God, related to life in the world, while providing social interaction and enrichment in a quality Christian environment. Early Learning Programs Childcare Age Range: 6 weeks–5-year-olds Days/Times: Center hours are 7:00 AM–5:30 PM, Monday–Friday Description: This year-round ministry is a full-day, nationally accredited program, and have also earned a…

Music

I will sing and make music to the Lord.” Psalm 27:6 St. Andrew is blessed to have a vibrant music ministry that has been a rich part of our church’s history and, as we transition back to in-person activities, we hope to carry that tradition on into the future. Our aim here is to strive for excellence in an atmosphere of grace so that our rehearsals become a place to experience community and belonging, no matter what the age group. Please consider…

Prime Timers (62+)

The goal of Prime Timers is to provide great fellowship, informative programs relating to the church, our faith, or community for members and friends who are 62+. We enjoy monthly activities that include luncheons and speakers, trips to museums and sights of interest, theaters, tours, etc. Prime Timers is a great group to be together with friends or join in as you make new friends. Contact: Pastor Roger Schindel

Service

Service Ministry St. Andrew Lutheran Church desires for its member and visitors to live out their faith in daily life. One of the ways this is demonstrated is through St. Andrew’s service and outreach ministry. Partnership with organizations like People Reaching Other People (PROP), Lutheran Social Service’s Center for Changing Lives, and Seeds of Support Mission Haiti are three large scale partnerships of the congregation. Other vital service ministries outside of the congregation on smaller scales show how St. Andrew…

Small Groups

Welcome to St. Andrew Small Groups Our Small Group Ministry grew out of the commitment of St. Andrew to foster authentic and deepening relationships with God and one another. What started as small groups learning and fellowship opportunities like book studies has grown into a catalog of diverse offerings for the enhancement of one’s faith character and that of the community as a whole. If you are interested in being a Small Group Guide or a substitute leader for a…