Screen Shot 2018-11-21 at 9.07.01 PMThis Thanksgiving season we’re celebrating God’s work among us. Here’s Bonnie’s story.

I cried after my first visit to MainStreet, mainly because I knew immediately that God had something special in store for me with this family of believers. 

My time at MainStreet has deepened my faith and taught me so much about being a member of the Body of Christ. Being a member of this body of believers has highlighted how much I didn’t know about the Kingdom of God and how much I still needed to grow in my faith.  I have learned specifically about how to love others in spite of my own sin by talking time and asking God to show me how he views others.

MainStreet is different from many other churches is that it is easy to see that this group is a family.  We are deeply invested in one another’s lives and truly want what is best for each other. We celebrate victories and mourn losses. We hold one another accountable to our faith without condemnation or hostility. We truly desire to grow. 

My MainStreet Huddle has been the most meaningful aspect of this church for me.  It is the place where we can be real with one another.  We can ask tough questions and we can cry together.  We celebrate the work that God is doing in our lives. It is where I see God at work and where deep relationships have formed. This is where the type of church that I crave happens. 

Without MainStreet, I fear that I would be stuck in my comfortable rut — loving church but not being transformed.

Dr. Jeremy Berg is the founding and Lead Pastor of MainStreet Covenant Church in Minnetonka Beach, MN, where he has served since 2010. He an Adjunct Professor of Theology at North Central University (Minneapolis) and Professor of Bible & Theology at Solid Rock Discipleship School. Jeremy earned a doctorate in New Testament Context under Dr. Scot McKnight at Northern Seminary. He and his wife, Kjerstin, have three kids, Peter, Isaak and Abigail.

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