Community


Know that you are Known, as you make yourself Known.

Too many people feel disconnected, alone, and forgotten. However, there are hundreds, thousands, millions, etc. ways to connect and engage with others and the world. The first thing God said was, “It is not good to be alone.” (Genesis 2:18). God invites us into community through our families, neighborhoods, work places, schools, friendships, fan clubs, and faith communities. All it takes is the willingness to make yourself known.

“God knits us together for a moment, a season, a lifetime, or a reason.” 

It if for these reasons Spirit Garage offers a really big door. Come and enjoy. Take it at your own pace. Enjoy worship, a ministry, a small group, jump into a one time event or service project. In doing so, you will discover a more abundant life.

One thing you can do right now is update your profile. Upload a picture and share your faith story. Take time to read others. Engage and Connect!

Below are examples of some of the Spirit Garage Ministries and Groups. Not all of them are currently active. Many are seasonal. If you don’t see something you’re interested in, contact us and learn how to set up a new group.

 

For information on our current events click on our Calendar.

The Photo Gallery has images from worship and various events.

If you have a prayer request or would like to pray for our extended community you can visit our Prayer page.  

 

Contact the staff:

Holly Johnson – Pastor: 612.827.1074 | holly@spiritgarage.org

John Kerns – Music Minister: 612.827.1074 | kernsey@spiritgarage.org

Heidi Hansen – Children’s Minister | heidi@spiritgarage.org

 

Partners in Giving

Spirit Garage seeks to be a Compassionate Community believing that God calls us to live out the love of Christ by caring for all creation, including each other.  Our 2018 partners include All Square, a gourmet grilled cheese restaurant employing ex-convicts to reduce recidivism, International Justice Mission, a global effort to end slavery and human trafficking, and Crescent Cove, Minnesota’s first hospice home for children.

 

3 on the Tree

The most sonically adventurous of the Spirit Garage Bands, 3 on the Tree can be described as a sacred cocktail of Rock and Roll and Classic Pop spiced with a heavy dose of Americana. Being the moody child, this band mixes it up with classics, current hits, as well as a strong catalog of original songs.  Audition required.  Contact John Kerns.

 

Revealed

Revealed has a big door of music diversity laying down smooth blues, hard rock, and melodic ballads.  Whether playing an original tune or a cover, Revealed brings a classic rock passion and purpose to the worship experience centered around music.  Audition required.  Contact John Kerns.

 

Children’s Ministry

Spirit Garage has a really big door, but makes sure to have a handle down low to let the little ones in. Children are with the community for the beginning and end of worship. Toddlers to 6th Grade are invited during the message to attend Children’s Ministry where they will experience the message instead of listening to it. This includes: songs, bible reading, craft, snack, and closing in prayer. Children are invited to return for communion and the close of worship.

Heidi Hansen, is our part-time Children’s Minister. She is a full-time student at Luther Seminary working toward her Master of Divinity. She is also a mom of three grown boys. Contact Heidi Hansen.

Melissa Johnston serves at the Parent Coordinator. We encourage parent involvement. To learn more, contact Melissa Johnston. 

We believe Jesus invites all ages to the Lord’s Table and to the Baptism Waters. For communion, simply come bring your child with you and share in the meal with them. If you prefer your child completes a first-communion class or have any other questions, please ask HERE.

 

Communion Bread Bakers

These folks love to bake and supply Spirit Garage with communion bread.  Our recipe is provided.  Please contact Kris Zerse for scheduling.

 

Hosting

Hosting is the most important job in helping make Spirit Garage the church with the really big door.  No experience is necessary.  Consider volunteering for 1 Sunday per month. Choose to help with one or more of the following: Set up, Greet, Bring Treats, Help with Communion, Tool Kits, Offering, or Clean Up.  Signup to our members area to choose a hosting team to help with.  

  

PACA

Prayers, Announcements, Communion Assistants.  As a Grassroots Ministry we welcome lay leaders to participate in leading worship.  Interested in helping out with small but important portions of worship?  Signup to become a website member and you can choose your part and date.

 

Pit Crew

Pit Crew captains are a dedicated group of stage hands that setup sound equipment, haul rugs, connect cables to mics, and decorate the worship space. No previous experience is necessary, but any experience is welcome. Pit Crew captains typically choose one sunday a month to help with setup/teardown of worship. Setup time: 8:30am.  Done by 12:30pm.  Please contact John Kerns.

Romans 12: 1-2

Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is true worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.

 

Sound Engineers

Help set up the stage and help people hear the Good News either live in person or online. On the job training helps, but experience is necessary.  We use Mackie Master Fader 4 and a Mackie DL32r to amplify the band for worship.  if you are interested, please consider signing up for one Sunday a month. Contact John Kerns.

 

Spirit Mechanics

Our Prayer team is dedicated to supporting our greater community in prayer.  You can participate several ways.
1. Email: prayers@spiritgarage.org  Prayers are sent to our email list and uploaded to our Twitter prayer feed.  You can also request to be put on the prayer team list to receive prayers by email.

2. Tweet prayers: @sgprayer

3. Click HERE to send us a prayer online.

4. Join us in person at worship.

 

Third Thursday Theology on Tap

Drinks and Conversation.  Open questions on theology, life, and culture.  All are welcome — Bring your whole self.  Show up, put on a name tag, share your lived experience and hear what others have to say. This event is planned by Spirit Garage and the Young Adults at Bethlehem Twin Cities.