I was up in Minneapolis, MN with Eagle Brook Church last weekend. Â I flew in on Wednesday to spend some time with their worship/creative arts staff and get a sense for how ministry looks and feels in this multi-campus church of 13,000+. Â It was very cool to see how their operations first-hand and meet the teams in place.
Through my years of touring and working with so many different types and styles of churches, I definitely feel more connected to churches that are really dialed into their purpose and reaching people with intentionality. Â More than just liking to “do church” because “that’s the way we’ve always kind of done it,” I love to see a church focused on a cause and compelled to reach the culture and community around them with the love of Jesus. Â This definitely exists at Eagle Brook. Â I am completely moved to know that more than 525 people made a first-time decision to follow Jesus over the Easter weekend this year because the team at Eagle Brook Church presented Jesus to the people there on purpose.
I was fortunate to get to lead worship for their new Blaine Campus on Sunday night. Â Blaine is kind of in a pre-launch phase. Â The four services at their Spring Lake Park Campus are completely packed out, so there is a need to relieve some of the attendance pressure there before they are able to launch at the new facility in Blaine this coming fall. Â I got to have some of their top players back me up and really had a great time with the set. Â The audio, lighting, media and IMAG crews were top notch as well and really made the experience a pleasure.
I got to learn a new song for this week too, Awakening by Switchfoot. Â It was fun to take on a bit of a departure from some of the material I do on a more regular basis, made all the better because the band was great and right there rocking it. Â Here is the set we did:
If you live in the northern Minneapolis/St. Paul areas, definitely take the time to check out a service at Eagle Brook. Â I’m excited to see what God continues to do in and through their ministry in the years to come.
Someone told me it gets cold in Minnesota….and that they like cheese….thoughts?