Welcome to Berean Lakeville
Berean DNA runs through our first multi-site campus location in Lakeville. Meeting at Kenwood Trail Middle School every Sunday since October, 2016, this FaithFamily has absolutely burst into existence.
People can't seem to get enough of the strong, biblical teaching simulcast on our state-of-the-art systems, passionate live worship band, or the feeling they get when they connect with this authentic body of believers.
Weekend programs include something for babies through teenagers. Adult education is also an option throughout the year.
We look forward to the day when we can call a church building "home," but in the meantime, we are blooming where we are planted, and enjoying much fruit. Come on out and meet us at Berean Lakeville.
Sundays 10:30 a.m.
Kenwood Trail Middle School
Berean Lakeville invites you and your family to join us for First Connection. (Formerly Closer Look) Whether you've been coming to Berean for some time, or it's your first time, you can hear about Berean's story, learn more about God's story, and share with us your story. We can't wait to meet you!
Sunday, October 7, 12 p.m.
Our mission is to see the lives of kids and their families transformed by the power of the gospel. We want to partner with parents in teaching the younger generation about who God is, what He has done for us through His Son, and to guide them toward knowing and loving Jesus.
Berean Kids programs are provided by a dedicated staff of employees and volunteers. Each one is committed to display Christ's love to the kids at Berean.
Safety & Security
Because we value the safety and security of your kids, we have implemented the following safety measures:
- All of our volunteers have been interviewed and have passed background checks. We regularly provide training to ensure we are serving your kids to the best of our ability.
- We use a computerized secure check-in/check-out system. When you check your child in, your child will receive a name tag and you will receive a pick-up tag. You must present your tag when you pick them up at the end of the service.
- Nursery parents will also receive a 3rd tag for items you bring to the nursery.
Weekend Program Times
- Sundays 9 | Birth-Age 4 | For parents who are enrolled in our adult education courses, Institute for Gospel Growth. *No 9 a.m. programming through the summer
- Sunday 10:30 | Birth-Grade 4
Midweek Program Times
- Wednesday 6:30 p.m. | Age 4-Grade 4 AWANA (September-May) at our Burnsville Campus | >> more
Our Team is Key
Our team loves to serve! All of our programs are led by an incredible team of volunteers. These men, women, and youth serve in the classrooms as teachers and hosts, in small groups, and at the check-in stations. Berean encourages all who serve to attend one service and then serve at another. Sign up to serve.
What to Expect
Plan to Arrive 15 minutes before the worship service so we can help you become familiar with our check-in process and introduce you to the leaders in your child’s classroom.
Check-In: Our computerized check-in system provides security for our Berean Kids while parents attend worship. Once your child is registered, you will check him or her in and receive a numbered name tag for your child, and corresponding parent pick-up slip. The numbered pick-up slip ensures that only a parent or guardian may pick up their child.
Well-Child Policy: In order to ensure the health of other children and workers, please refrain from bringing your child if he/she has had any of the following symptoms within the past 24 hours: diarrhea, vomiting, 100+ degree fever, rash, non-clear runny nose, or has been on antibiotics for less than 24 hours.
Food and Snacks: Berean Kids does not provide snacks for any of our classes. Occasionally a leader will bring a special snack and will post a notice at the door to alert parents.
Bringing Items to the Classroom: Older kids are encouraged to bring their Bibles. We do ask that children leave toys, cell phones, purses, etc. in the car or at home.
Cry Room: located between outside the Worship Center on the east wall of the cafeteria.
Mothers' Nursing Room: located outside the Worship Center on the east wall of the cafeteria.
If we need to contact you after you have dropped off your child, we will text you on the cell number you provide at the time of check-in.
Your kids are welcome to attend the worship service with you. We have kid-friendly worship activity bags available at the entrance of the Worship Center.
Amy Fouss, Berean Kids Ministry Leader, Lakeville
Tanner Pinkerman, Berean Kids Director
Berean Youth is a movement of youth who are reaching their community with the gospel. Students grades 5-12 are invited to meet twice a week to worship in a large group, hear God's word, and break out into smaller groups to get to know one another and discuss what living for God is all about.
9 a.m. | Media Center
6:30 p.m. | September-May | Burnsville Campus
Our Team Is Key
Volunteers help lead students into experiences in which they can be transformed by the gospel. We are looking for adults who are willing to serve in hospitality, on the tech team, and to facilitate small group discussions. Contact Jeff Connor to let him know you want to work with Berean Youth, Lakeville.
Jeff Conner, Berean Youth Director
Institute for Gospel Growth offers pertinent options for adult education electives regularly throughout the calendar year. These 6-8 week courses are taught by Berean staff and elders. Let us continue to seek gospel transformation together as a FaithFamily.
Fall 2018 course offerings:
Share Jesus Without Freaking out // Register Here
Sundays, 9 a.m., beginning September 9
“What if I told you that God has already given you the skills you need to begin sharing the Good News of the Gospel today? Evangelism is less about a program and more about connecting with others as they try to understand the chaos of their daily lives.” Alvin Reid, author. “No gimmicks. Nothing clever. No need to freak out. Just you, Jesus, and others in conversations that matter.”
Art of Parenting // Register Here
Sundays, 9 a.m., beginning September 9
As a parent, you are the number one influence on your children in every area of their life. For many busy parents and stepparents, it is common to treat raising children and practicing your own faith as two separate parts of life, yet they can be beautifully intertwined. The best way to learn is from other parents who have applied timeless principles to the highs and lows of parenting. FamilyLife’s Art of Parenting™ does just that.
Berean Women's Ministries offers a variety of events and resources to get into the Word and to connect with other women. Whether you're new on your journey towards gospel transformation, or have been walking with God for years, there's something here for you! And we would love to come alongside and get to know you. You and your friends are welcome.
Women's Fall Bible Study
Mondays, 7-9 p.m. | Begins October 1 | Private Home*
Steadfast Love by Lauren Chandler
June 11, July 9, August 13 | 6-8 p.m. | Private Home of Julie Waters
Meet new friends and stay connected with all the women of Berean Lakeville! Join us for dinner, fellowship, and lots of fun! No need to register-just show up! You won’t want to miss it- See you there!
(Hosted at Julie Water’s Home: 20945 June Ct, Lakeville)
For an interactive list of all upcoming women's events, see the bottom of our women's page.
Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS)
September-December 2018 | First & third Tuesdays of the Month | Burnsville Room 114 | 9:30-11:30 a.m.
MOPS is a program designed to nurture mothers of children pre-birth through kindergarten, find community, and be encouraged along the mothering journey. Our meetings include brunch, speakers, crafts, and small group discussions.
Registration for the fall session will open up in August. Check back for information then.
Questions? Contact MOPS.CR42@gmail.com.
Bible Study Fellowship (BSF)
September 2018-May 2019 | Mondays 6:45-8:45 p.m. | Burnsville Worship Center
Bible Study Fellowship (BSF) is an in-depth, interdenominational Bible study that helps people know God and equips them to effectively serve the Church throughout the world. In more than 1,000 classes in 38 countries, people of all ages, races and cultures participate in BSF, whether they are discovering God's Word for the first time or have studied the Bible over a lifetime. BSF's four-step approach includes:
1. Answering daily lesson questions on your own.
2. Discussing your insights in a conversation with members of your discussion group.
3. Listening to a lecture that explains the passage, key principles from the lesson and the relevance of the Bible's truth to today's world.
4. Reading lesson notes that further elaborate on the passage.
Registration is available the first Monday of each month. There is no cost for the study. Learn more atbsfinternational.org.
Men of Berean offers on-going opportunities for men to learn, transform, and get to know other men. Plug in to what's going on here at Berean--we are glad to have you along.
Join other Berean Lakeville men this summer for "How to Study the Bible." There are four identical studies offered at different times and places:
- Wednesdays at 6:00 a.m.
- Led by David Krismanits and Patrick Issacs
- Meeting at Dunn Bros by Hy-Vee.
- Contact numbers: 608-212-4597 or 952-220-4085
- Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m., starting July 10
- Led by Tony Oleson
- Meeting at 1500 McAndrews Road West, Burnsville
- Contact number: 612-816-0810
- Sundays at 7:00 p.m., starting June 24.
- Organizational meeting at 7 p.m. on June 12
- Led by Andy Fredrickson and Brett Shelton
- Meeting at 17024 Glencoe Ave, Lakeville
- Contact numbers: 952-367-6026 or 952-457-3916
- This study will be geared for fathers and their sons or an older man and a young man in middle school, high school or college.
- Wednesdays at 6:00 a.m., starting June 20
- Led by Tom Berg, Jeff Lewis and Ben Krall
- Meeting at 10375 165th St W, Lakeville.
- Contact numbers: 651-434-8495, 952-486-0488 or 952-454-5654
IronWorks for Men
Led by Pastor Roger Thompson, IronWorks exists to strengthen men through the teaching of God’s Word and the application of God’s truth to everyday issues. These 8-week men's Bible studies feature live teaching and small group discussions. Come any time or all the time. Visit IronWorks for more.
Fridays | 6:30-7:30 a.m.| Burnsville Campus Room 114
Wednesdays | 6:30-8 p.m.| Burnsville Campus Room 115
Real Men Pray
Fridays 6:30-7:30 a.m. | Burnsville Campus Room 114
Even when IronWorks concludes our formal teaching series, we will continue to meet for prayer on Friday mornings. You don't need to be a prayer warrior to attend; we are just like Jesus' disciples, who asked: "Lord, teach us to pray." Join us for progress in your praying life, good fellowship, and breakfast afterwards.
See an interactive list of all of upcoming men's events at the bottom of our men's page.
Membership at Berean
Our purpose is to see our lives, our community, and our world transformed by the power of the gospel.
And we invite you to be a part of it. Register to participate in one of our quarterly membership classes to better understand life at Berean, our vision, and what we believe. Membership helps you go beyond simply attending by partnering with us as we gather, grow, give and go.
Our next membership classes at Lakeville are set for
For those unfamiliar, the road that leads to Berean's Lakeville Campus, which meets at Kenwood Trail Middle School, will be under construction until October 2018.
Look for our temporary signs on detour routes every weekend.
- Kenwood Trail (HWY 50) closed April 15-October 2018
- Closure stretches between Jaguar Ave to 185 St W.
- Detour routes:
- Take Dodd Blvd or Ipava Ave to 192 St W. (Please note: 192 St. W. has several names like: 194 St W. or 195 St. W.)
- Follow 192 St. W. directly into the school parking lot. This is the only entrance to the school.
If you have any questions, or are struggling to determine a new route, please contact Alys Pederson.
Service Times & Location
Kenwood Trail Middle School
19455 Kenwood Trail
Lakeville, MN 55044
Education Hour: 9:00 AM*
Modern Service: 10:30 AM