MainStreet is a community of intentional Discipleship & Formation committed to
Making Jesus-shaped Disciples
Strengthening & Healing Souls
Engaging Culture Christianly
Life in Authentic Community
3 CORE VALUES Guide MainStreet
We're committed to "doing life" together and fostering honest, life-giving relationships. Huddles and Lifegroups are two ways we do this.
We're learning to live the Way of Jesus through Bible teaching, worship, spiritual habits, the Sacraments and by serving others.
We're committed to loving and serving our neighbors and being a blessing in our local community.
In 2005, Pastor Jeremy Berg sensed God calling him to be a servant of Christ in his hometown of Mound, MN. He launched Revolution Youth Ministry while serving as youth director at Bethel United Methodist Church. In 2010, Jeremy and Keri, with the support of the Evangelical Covenant Church, began planting MainStreet Covenant Church in Mound.
MainStreet launched public worship services at The Gillespie Center in the Fall of 2011 and moved into the Stonegate Plaza strip mall in 2013 where we resided for the next seven years. In 2020, we moved our ministry headquarters to the picturesque St. Martin's-by-the Lake in Minnetonka Beach where we enjoy lakeside views in the historic 1880s chapel.
MainStreet is a small, come-as-you-are family of faith where we encourage intentional faith formation, get honest about our brokenness, and celebrate the amazing grace of God and His gift of new beginnings. Far more than a Sunday 1-hour service, we are a community of friends committed to doing life together and learning to live and love like Christ.
Meet Pastor Jeremy
Pastor Jeremy (DMin) is a pastor-scholar blending a professor's mind with a pastor's heart. He is an adjunct professor who has taught classes at Bethel University, Crown College, University of Northwestern, North Central University, and Solid Rock Discipleship. Prior to church planting, Jeremy spent years working with youth as a basketball coach, substitute teacher, and served two churches as a youth pastor.
Jeremy earned a doctorate degree in New Testament from Northern Seminary, Chicago (2021), with renowned New Testament scholar Scot McKnight. He holds a BA from Bethel University (2002) and Master's degree from Bethel Theological Seminary (2005). Jeremy is an ordained minister in the Evangelical Covenant Church.
Jeremy and his fun, spunky wife Kjerstin have three children — Peter, Isaak and Abigail. Jeremy enjoys jangly electric guitars, sparkling beverages, the smell of old books, reading to his kids, watching PBS Masterpiece with his wife, and hours on his lawn tractor. Jeremy writes and podcasts at Kingdom Harbor sharing Jesus-shaped perspectives and anchors for the soul.
MainStreet Covenant Church is part of the Evangelical Covenant Church (ECC). We are a rapidly growing multi-ethnic denomination in the United States and Canada with ministries on five continents of the world. Founded in 1885 by Swedish Immigrants, the ECC values the Bible as the Word of God, the gift of God's grace and ever-deepening spiritual life that comes through faith in Jesus Christ, the importance of extending God's love and compassion to a hurting world, and the strength that comes from unity within diversity. Find out more about the Evangelical Covenant Church here.
When new members join a Covenant church, they are asked two questions about belief: "Do you confess Jesus Christ as your Savior and promise to follow him as Lord?" and "Do you accept the Holy Scriptures, the Old and New Testaments, as the word of God and the only perfect rule for faith, doctrine, and conduct?" They are then asked if they intend to live as faithful followers of Christ and members of the church and denomination.
That's all. That is enough.
But on another level, of course, the answer is a good deal more complex. While the Covenant Church does not require adherence to any written creed, we take our theology very seriously, and our history as well. We are a Reformation church, a part of the Church universal, and an evangelical church. In that heritage, we share certain central beliefs, which draw us together in faith and fellowship and make possible a freedom among us on more widely ranging issues. We describe those central beliefs as "affirmations."
We affirm the centrality of the word of God.
We affirm the necessity of the new birth.
We affirm a commitment to the whole mission of the church.
We affirm the church as a fellowship of believers.
We affirm a conscious dependence on the Holy Spirit.
We affirm the reality of freedom in Christ.
Learn more about the Six Covenant Affirmations by watching this video - http://covchurch.tv/affirmations-overview/