"I have become all things to all people so that by all possible means I might save some."
(1 Corinthians 9:22)
These words were written by the Apostle Paul nearly 2,000 years ago, and they still apply today. Paul's words spoke to the purpose of the Church…to share Jesus with others even if it meant sacrificing his personal preferences. The purpose of the Church in the 21st century should be no different…"to become all things to all people" without compromising the Bible so that lives might be transformed for eternity. That's what a 922 church looks like no matter what time in history it is.
We chose this web address to encompass our ministries because it describes the kind of church that we are and strive to be in the 21st century. We are a Lutheran Christian congregation that consists of multiple campuses in the Fox Valley Area. St. Peter Lutheran Church & The CORE seek to reach everyone who is impacted by the world’s changing culture with the changeless Gospel, by using traditional and innovative ministries. For us, being "all things to all people" means the following:
- offering a variety of worship opportunities each week all grounded on the truth of God's Word but different in style - some using the traditional Lutheran Liturgy, others being modern traditional, and still others that are non-traditional. We believe this variety is essential so that we can reach more people. Different worship styles "speak" to people differently, so our members and guests are able to pick the form of worship that is most meaningful to them so that they're motivated to live their lives for the Lord.
- using technology and the visual arts in worship and beyond
- doing life together in small groups that meet weekly throughout the year
- being a congregation that is committed to developing creative and energetic ministry for our children and youth
- involving all our members as partners in ministry
- implementing aggressive outreach strategies in our growing area through programs and special events in order to reach people others aren't reaching
- partnering with other ministries beyond our walls because the Church is bigger than us
We are passionate about sharing the Gospel of Jesus with everyone we can in our community and beyond!
Thank you for visiting our site. We hope to have the chance to meet you in person at one of our campuses in the future.