Groups & Resources

Small Groups

Harvard University completed an 80-year study on what makes people happy. What did they find? "Good relationships keep us happier and healthier. Period." At Mercy Road Small groups, serving, and outreach to others are the primary ways we start and strengthen strong relationships as we follow Jesus together. If you would like to speak with a staff member about participating in or lead a small group, serving, or learning about our outreach initiatives  please e-mail us at: info@mercyroadmn.com

Life change happens in community so we launch new small groups two or three times a year—typically in the fall and early in the new year.  Most small groups have 5-12 people in them and run for 6-8 weeks. Some groups are ongoing. Groups vary in demographic and purpose, but they all are designed to help us know and trust Jesus more deeply. If you would like to speak with a staff member about participating in or lead a small group please reach out to us.

Serving

People come alive when we are serving others. Volunteering at Mercy Road is the best way to grow in selfless love for others as well as discern your God-given gifts and aptitudes. There are many places to serve. You might consider serving as a greeter, Kid’s Church leader, youth mentor, musician, or on our prayer team. Do you have a special skill or resource that might help Mercy Road? We would love to hear about it! If you would like to have a conversation about serving at Mercy Road for a season, please reach out to us.

Outreach

The primary way we reach out to our community is by being thoughtful and kind neighbors, co-workers, and citizens. Simply put, we share the love of Jesus in our daily interactions. We build bridges of trust that will bear the weight of truth. We invest in people. Having invested, we invite them to know and trust Jesus. Often this starts we simple acts of generosity. We also do community outreach events involving free food and resources from time to time to show our community we care. We have several partnerships with anti-human trafficking groups and Veteran and Military support.

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Baptism

Sunday Service at Mercy Road Church

At Mercy Road we baptize both infants and adults. Many of us were baptized as infants and have chosen to reaffirm our baptismal vows as adults by full emersion. We can baptize throughout the year but most people choose to participate in one of our two baptism services (typically fall and Spring). If you are interested in speaking with us about being baptized or having your child baptized or dedicated, please read our Baptism Q&A or contact us at mike@mercyroadmn.com

Weddings

Congratulations on your engagement and plans to marry. We pray that God will bless you in the busy months ahead. Our goal throughout the wedding preparation process, and during the wedding itself, is to help you build a faith-filled, Jesus-centered marriage. The fee for a Mercy Road Church pastor is $200, due the day of your wedding. Guest pastors are always welcome at Mercy Road. The state of Minnesota requires couples to secure a marriage license to marry. Marriage licenses with 12 hours of premarital education and an assessment, along with a completed and signed statement of premarital education will receive a $75 discount. If you are interested in a Mercy Road wedding, please contact us at: info@mercyroadmn.com

Funerals

Funerals at Mercy Road are a time to remember our loved one, mourn their loss, and consider the living hope we have in Jesus. Pastor Mike has done more funerals than most pastors and is passionate about helping families in the grieving process. If you would like to speak to us about funeral arrangements please contact Pastor Mike directly at (952)210-0750.

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Tools For Growth

At Mercy Road we baptize both infants and adults. Many of us were baptized as infants and have chosen to reaffirm our baptismal vows as adults by full emersion. We can baptize throughout the year but most people choose to participate in one of our two baptism services (typically fall and Spring). If you are interested in speaking with us about being baptized or having your child baptized or dedicated, please read our Baptism Q&A or contact us at mike@mercyroadmn.com

Prayer

Prayer is the main way we experience deep change. Mercy Road staffs our prayer chapel every Sunday morning and we invite you to let us pray with and for you regarding anything you are facing in this season of life. If you would like to learn more about our prayer ministry please contact us at info@mercyroadmn.com

Care

We believe that every member of Mercy Road is a care minister. By this, we mean to suggest that we are all responsible for creating a healthy culture of care. This involves writing each other notes of encouraging and checking in on one another in seasons of stress and adversity. If you have a specific care need or would like to volunteer in a care capacity, please contact Kerry at (612)-7083378