Church Planting

Every church was at some point a church plant…including your own.

NWC-church-plantingEvery church shares one thing in common … a beginning. Church Planting is a Biblical pattern for mission. Your church is part of a rich history. It was started at one point in time. And because it was, each of you has been touched. So have untold others through the years. Now we have the opportunity to do for others what others first did for us. We can take the same spirit that founded our existing congregations and establish other congregations committed to living out the hope of Jesus Christ in word and deed.

The positive impact of Church Planting

  • NWC churches started since 2000 are home to thousands of attendees and hundreds of new believers.
  • We have many new potential plants in the works with the ultimate goal of seeing 50 new churches started by 2025.
  • These new churches are reaching neighborhoods and people groups we would find difficult to reach any other way.
  • Our new churches add strength, health and greater diversity to our growing family in the Northwest Conference.
  • New churches are often pioneers in becoming agents of compassion in their communities, and catalysts for neighborhood transformation and justice. New church planting accounts for the majority of new community-based ministries in the Covenant.
  • Planting new churches is evidence of our undeniable love for the unchurched. Our new churches are reaching a significant group of people who are not part of any faith community.

Essentially, Church Planting is a nearby mission project

In Acts 1:8, Jesus gives the map of mission when He says, “You shall be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”

On the mission map, Jerusalem is equivalent to where we live. It is, and remains, the primary focus of our energies. Then, together with over 800 other Covenant churches, we have developed an “ends of the earth” world mission enterprise  twice as large as the Covenant in North America. So, we are strong here and far away. Church Planting helps us fill in the map of mission by reaching into neighboring communities (our Judea) and cross-cultural contexts (our Samaria).

Our New Churches


Awaken Covenant Church
Pastor: Micah Witham
506 View Street
St. Paul MN 55102
Website
Phone: (612) 965-0151

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Blue Oaks Covenant Church
Pastor: Nicole Bullock
Worships at: Church of the Resurrection
7600 Humboldt Ave N.
Brooklyn Park MN 55443
Website
Phone: (612) 965-9703

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Catalyst Covenant Church (Alexandria)
Worships at: Woodland Elementary School
1410 South McKay Ave.
Alexandria MN 56308
Mailing Address: 625 Broadway, Suite 101, Alexandria, MN 56308
Website
Phone: (320) 759-1800

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Catalyst Covenant Church (St. Paul)
Pastor: Jeff Olson
Worships at: Luther Seminary Olson Campus Center
1490 Fulham Street
St. Paul, MN 55108
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Cedarbrook Church
Pastor: Remy Diederich
N6714 470th Street
Menomonie WI 54751
Website
Phone: (715) 231-5433

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City of Lakes Covenant Church
Pastor: Dave Berge
Worships at: Aldrich Church
3501 Aldrich Avenue South
Minneapolis MN 55408
Website
Phone: (612) 787-7956

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Emmanuel Covenant Church
Pastor: Chris Studenski
Worships at: Shoreview Community Center
4580 Victoria Street North
Shoreview MN 55126
Mailing Address: 513 Tanglewood Drive, Shoreview, MN 55126
Website
Phone: (651) 757-3471

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Genesis Covenant Church
Pastor: Steve Wiens
Worships at: Sabes Jewish Community Center
4330 Cedar Lake Rd
Minneapolis, MN 55416
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1594, Maple Grove, MN 55311
Website
Phone: (612) 460-8560

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Grace Outreach Covenant Church
Pastor: Paul Robinson
Worships at: Totem Pole Park Community Building
1111 Foss Road
New Brighton MN 55112
Website
Phone: (763) 439-6826

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La Bendicion Covenant Church
Pastor: Juan Lopez
Worships at: Redeemer Covenant Church
7801 Brooklyn Blvd.Brooklyn Park MN 55445
Website
Phone: (763) 561-8769
Fax: (763) 561-6787


Lakeside Covenant Church
Pastor: Steve Anderson
Worships at: Bluff Creek Elementary School,  2300 Coulter Blvd, Chanhassen, MN 55317
Mailing Address: 8330 Balsam Lane, Victoria, MN 55386
Website
Phone: (612) 396-3713

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Laotian Covenant Church
Pastor: Pastor Vong Luangkhamdeng
Worships at: Brookdale Covenant Church
5139 Brooklyn Blvd.Brooklyn Center MN 55429
Phone: (763) 535-6305
Fax: (763) 535-3022

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Lighthouse Covenant Church
Pastor: Dee McIntosh
Worships at: Olson Middle School
1607 51st Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55430
Mailing Address: PO BOX 11357, Minneapolis, MN 55411
Website

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MainStreet Covenant Church
Pastor: Jeremy Berg
5221 Shoreline Drive
Mound, MN 55364
Website
Phone: (612) 547-6722


Midcurrent Covenant Church
Pastor: Sten Carlson
Worships at: TBD
Mailing Address: 55 Robin Lane, Hudson, WI 54016
Website
Phone: (715) 600-6337

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New City Covenant Church
Pastor: John March
6400 Tracy Avenue
Edina, MN 55439
Website
Phone: (612) 208-3480

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New Covenant (Nuevo Pacto) Church
Worships at: Bethlehem Covenant Church
3141 43rd Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55406
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New Day Covenant Church
Pastor: John DuBall
Worships at: Rochester YMCA
709 1st Ave SW
Rochester MN 55902
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Real Life Covenant Church
Pastor: Michael Behm
Worships at: Miller-Armstrong Building
204 2nd St. SW
Waseca MN 56093
Mailing Address: 700 7th Street, Waseca, MN 56093
Website
Phone: (507) 384-2590

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Renew Covenant Church
Pastor: Jamie Staples
Worships at: South Middle School
2115 Mitscher Ave
Eau Claire, WI 54701
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Restoration Covenant Church
Pastor: Rob Jacobson
Worships at: Hayes Community Center
14603 Hayes Rd.
Apple Valley MN 55124
Mailing Address: 7707 147th Street W, Apple Valley, MN 55124
Website
Phone: (952) 373-1274

Riverwood Covenant Church
Riverwood Covenant Church
Pastor: Keith Robinson
7189 69th Avenue N
Greenfield MN 55373
Website
Phone: (763) 477-9126
Fax: (763) 477-4486

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Roots Covenant Church
Pastor: Touger Thao
Worships at: Roots Covenant Church
655 Fairview Ave N
St. Paul MN 55104
Website
Phone: (651) 243-2465

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Seeds Covenant Church
Pastor: Dale Durie
Worships at: Marcy Open School
415 4th Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414
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The Door Covenant Church
Pastor: Jack Shields
1250 126th Ave NE
Blaine, MN 55434
www.thedoorcov.org
Phone: 651-235-5336

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The Gallery Covenant Church
Worships at: SteppingStone Theatre
55 Victoria St. N
St. Paul MN 55104
Mailing Address: PO Box 305, St. Paul Park, MN 55071
Website
Phone: (651) 560-0495

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The Story Covenant Church
Pastor: Matt Anderson
3104 16th Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55407
Website
Phone: 612.405.3210

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Verbo En Accion Covenant Church
Pastor: Juan Ovando
Worships at: Crosstown Covenant Church
5540 30th Ave. S
Minneapolis MN 55417
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