Institute for Gospel Growth

Institute for Gospel Growth is an essential and strategic component of our vision that promotes gospel transformation within our FaithFamily.

These rotating electives are offered regularly throughout the year and are taught by our elders, pastors, and staff. Most electives are 6-8 weeks in length. Choose an elective that is right for you and become equipped to contend for the faith.



Fall 2019

Burnsville Campus:


Teach Me to Pray
What is prayer and why do it? Does where or when matter? Is it to God, Jesus, or the Spirit? Are there things I can and can’t say? What if it’s repetitive or routine? What if I’m angry? Prayer is complicated, yet it’s at the core of how we relate to God. Teach me to pray helps navigate these waters and walks through how our prayer life changes in various life circumstances.

  • Teacher - Noah Mooney
  • Start date - September 15
  • Room 116
  • Time - 11 a.m.

The Life & Letters of Paul the Apostle
Except for Jesus, the Apostle Paul is the central figure of the New Testament. He “turned the world upside down” with his preaching of the Gospel. He instructed the early church, and fleshed out the Gospel implications of the New Life. He was a missionary, evangelist, pastor, and martyr. Follow his life and travels. Grow spiritually through his letters.

  • Teacher - Roger Thompson
  • Start date - September 15
  • Room 115
  • Time - 11 a.m.
  • *Cost: $10 for textbook: Paul the Apostle by Robert Picirilli

Throwing Seeds into the Weeds
Sharing the Gospel of Jesus is not about us converting those wandering in darkness, but sharing the Good News of Jesus. Come learn about the four largest religious groups in the Twin Cities & South Metro – Mormons, Jehovah Witness, Islam, and Witchcraft – and how the Gospel illuminates their false teachings and narratives. This 8 week elective will equip you with the tools to relationally engage those who knock on your door and live in your community.    

  • Teacher - Nathan Krogstad
  • Start date - September 15
  • Room 228
  • Time - 11 a.m.


Lakeville Campus:


The Storm Tossed Family
This 10-week course is designed to teach you how the Cross reshapes the home. The Storm-Tossed Family IGG will teach you how to harness the gospel to transform your entire family to be more like Christ as you reflect the glory and guts of the cross, the Gospel.

  • Teacher - Pastor Dan Feldkamp
  • Start date - 9/15
  • Room 248/Lecture Hall
  • Time - 9 a.m.






Upcoming Events

06novallday16Visit Greece & Turkey with Pastor Roger(All Day)

17nov11:00 amBaptism Class - Part 2LAKEVILLE & BURNVILLE11:00 am Burnsville Campus, Room 116 / Lakeville Campus, Room AU2

17nov4:30 pmDominican Republic Mission Trip Info Meeting4:30 pm Burnsville Campus, Room 228

24nov12:30 pmDominican Republic Mission Trip Info Meeting12:30 pm Burnsville Campus, Room 228

24nov4:30 pmDominican Republic Mission Trip Info Meeting4:30 pm Burnsville Campus, Room 228

06dec2:00 pmA St. Paul Christmas: Women's Outdoor Adventures2:00 pm

08dec5:00 pm9:00 pmLakeville Women's Christmas Party5:00 pm - 9:00 pm Julie Water's Home

10dec6:00 pm7:00 pmPrayer Warriors for Women6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Melissa Collier's Home