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Our Vision

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Our Vision

MainStreet is a community of intentional discipleship & formation committed to: 

  • Jesus-shaped faith & ethics

  • Healing & forming souls

  • Wise cultural engagement

  • Life together in community

3 CoreValues

COMMUNITY

We're committed to "doing life" together and fostering honest, life-giving relationships. Fellowship meals, small group discussion, and Huddles are ways we foster this.

DISCIPLESHIP

We help people grow spiritually by providing Bible teaching and on-the-go kingdom resources, spiritual direction, life-giving fellowship, the sacraments, and more. 

MISSION

Everyday life is our mission field, and we aspire to embody the life and love of Jesus in all the spaces we inhabit each day. We want to shine a light into a dark world. 

Our Beginnings

In 2005, Pastor Jeremy heard God's call to reach the youth of his hometown of Mound, MN. He soon launched Revolution youth ministry out of Bethel Methodist Church. In 2010, Jeremy and Keri began planting MainStreet Covenant Church with the help of Excelsior Covenant Church.

Weekly worship began at the Gillespie Center in 2012 and we moved into the Stonegate Plaza strip mall in 2013 where we resided for seven years. Like the Good Samaritan tending to the bruised man by the side of the road, MainStreet became a "Jericho Inn" kind of church helping many find healing and a fresh start. In 2020, we moved to St. Martin's-by-the Lake in Minnetonka Beach where we now reside.

MainStreet is a small, come-as-you-are family of faith focused on intentional formation, getting honest about our brokenness, and celebrating the gift of amazing grace and new beginnings. More than a Sunday 1-hour service, we are committed to doing life together in the rhythms of Jesus. 

Learn more about us at these links: 

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Pastor Jeremy

Dr. Jeremy Berg is a pastor, professor and author, blending a professor's mind, a pastor's heart and an artist's creativity. Jeremy is an adjunct professor at Bethel University and the University of Northwestern, and a prolific writer and author of many books. Prior to planting MainStreet, Jeremy worked with youth as a basketball coach, substitute teacher, driving instructor and youth pastor at Faith Covenant Church (Burnsville) and Bethel Methodist Church (Mound).

 

Jeremy earned his doctorate from Northern Seminary under renowned New Testament scholar Scot McKnight. His research focused on wisdom and pedagogy in the ancient world, contributing a chapter to Wise Church: Forming a Wisdom Culture in Your Local Church (2021). He holds a Master's degree from Bethel Seminary, St. Paul, and is an ordained minister in the Evangelical Covenant Church.

He and his fun, spunky wife Kjerstin have three children — Peter, Isaak and Abigail, along with 9 chickens and two barn cats. Jeremy enjoys jangly electric guitars, sparkling beverages, the smell of old books, watching PBS Masterpiece with his wife, and endless hours on his lawn tractor. Jeremy writes and podcasts at Kingdom Harbor sharing Jesus-shaped perspectives and anchors for the soul.

Our Leadership

Lead Pastor: Jeremy Berg​

Associate Pastor: Mike Fox

Children's Ministry: Keri Berg & Volunteers

Youth Ministry: Brendan Berndt & Volunteers

Worship Leaders: Jason Rohman; Grace Oliver; Brendan Berndt

Leadership Team: Melissa Jones; Mike Fox; Keri Berg

Teamwork

Our Affiliation

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.

Our Beliefs

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."

Covenant 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.

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