Grace began as a preaching station in the '90s for members of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod who were in Minot. With the economic growth in the region, it was formally founded as a mission church in 2014. Beginning on Easter Sunday in 2016, we started to have worship every week at the Grand Hotel. Currently, we are focused on getting into our own space as we continue to grow and reach our community.
So, how is a small church in Minot going to grow when there are many other larger churches that have already established themselves? In fact, why even bother setting up another Christian church in the area? Does Minot not have enough churches? It's a fair question, and there are certainly some great churches in town. But at the same time, we're excited to be starting another church here because we are genuinely convinced that we have something worthwhile to offer this community.
On the one hand, we love our town and we are eager to make it a better place. It's why you might find our members knocking on the doors of new movers with a "Welcome Wagon" bag or volunteering in community events. It's also why as we continue to grow and get into our own space, we plan to offer parent-kids programs with networking opportunities for the parents. In the future, we're excited to see how else we can use a building to serve our community.
But let’s be honest: you can find these kinds of things in a lot of places. In fact, as we are a small church, you can probably find many bigger churches who do this a lot better than us. Quite simply, we just cannot offer as much as a brand-new church. But in a way that's a good thing. It reminds us first to offer the only thing anyone should really expect from church: real answers to spiritual questions that are answered nowhere else.
That's where we believe we have something vital to offer our community. Because we are a church that refuses to settle for “it’s open to interpretation.” Our theory? God doesn’t want ambiguity with His Word. It’s there for real answers, real comfort, and real hope. That’s why with us, you’ll always hear a practical, Bible-based, Christ-centered message that simply and accurately shares what God says. It's also why we invite you to check us out just once, whether you're looking for a church or burned-out on church. Who knows? You might just find that this is exactly what you need.