Church of the Savior

Welcome to the life and ministry of Church of the Savior. We are a Christian gathering inviting you to discover what life looks like as together we learn to follow Jesus, build community and share hope.

9:30 Sunday Worship


Whether you are single, married, facing an empty nest, enjoying retirement, or somewhere in between, we have small groups, events, and ministry opportunities for every stage of your life. Our adult ministry is designed to help you come to Christ in worship, connect with the church, grow deeper in the Lord with others, serve in the ways God has gifted you, and go spread the Good News. 

Life Groups

Because Church of the Savior believes life-change will take place best in small communities we currently offer a variety of Life-Groups. You can read about each of them on the reverse of this card. 


Life groups are small groups within the church that share life and Christian growth together. All groups do a common study, but each group has it's own character created by the make up of the group. The focus of this ministry is to create a more intimate environment where you can get to know others and create relationships that are encouraging and supportive.


The groups actively meet from September through May. The summer months are more informal get togethers, as decided by each group. You are invited to participate in a Life Group that works well for you and others in your family. Please contact Brian Noordyke, Life Group Coordinator, to have your questions answered or to connect with a group. 507.990.3973

Group 1                                    

Meeting Times: Sundays (usually 1st & 3rd of each month) 5:30-8:00 p.m.  Meeting Activities: dinner and conversation, video teaching followed by discussion and prayer, dessert. Group Make Up: 12 adults, all ages, with one small child. Other: a few parties are held throughout the year, meals are provided to youth group once a month  Contact: Jim Diephuis 507.269.1821

Group 2                                

Meeting Times: Every other Sunday, 5:00-7:30 p.m.  Meeting Activities: dinner and conversation, video teaching with   discussion and prayer. Group Make Up: 6 adults. Contact: Sharon Crago 507.316.2190

Group 3                                

Meeting Times: every third Sunday, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. (following church). Meeting Activities: light meal with conversation, video teaching with  discussion and prayer. Group Make Up: 9 adults and 6 children (preschool and elementary). Contact: Mark Beernink 605.310.4152

Group 4                                

Meeting Times: Every other Sunday, 4:30-7:00 p.m.  Meeting Activities: praise singing with piano and guitar, video teaching with discussion and prayer, dinner, dessert, and conversation  Group Make Up: 16 adults and 8 children (newborn through elementary). Other: members can bring needs identified in the community and enlist group assistance to address them, parties are also held at various times throughout the year  Contact: Russ Van Duine 507.398.3518


Community Meals

Come at 5:15 p.m. every Wednesday of the school year (following the Rochester Public School calendar) for great food, warm people and a great time of sharing life together. 

Book Buzz Book Club

Want to enjoy a good read and some great conversation? Join us for the monthly Book Club at Church of the Savior.  Everyone is invited!  Bring a friend!  Click here for the current schedule.

Tuesday Morning Bible Study

This Bible study is a men's and women's gathering that meets at 10 AM during the school year at the church.  In the course of a year, this Bible study group usually studies two to three books of the Bible in an in-depth way.  All ages welcome. 

Music Ministry

What a great way to follow Jesus — through worship and praise. Perhaps you have gifts in the arts that haven’t been fully unwrapped yet. Whether it be music, visual arts, or the dramatic, consider using your gifts not only to bring praise to the Lord, but to build up the Body of Christ.

Contact our worship director→

Promise Keepers

Promise Keepers is a group of men committed to a Christ-oriented ministry of building men up, through vital relationships, into godly influences on their world. We seek to Follow Christ, Build Community, and Share Hope by demonstrating the 7 promises of the PK organization.

1. Honor Jesus Christ through worship, prayer, and obedience to God's word in the power of the Holy Spirit.
2. Build vital relationships with other men, understanding we need brothers to help us keep our promises.
3. Pursue spiritual, moral, ethical and sexual purity.
4. Build strong marriages and families through love, protection, and biblical values.
5. Support the mission of our church, by honoring and praying for our pastor, and by actively giving our time and resources.
6. Reach beyond racial and denominational barriers to demonstrate biblical unity.
7. Influence our world by being obedient to the Great Commandment and Great Commission.

We meet every Tuesday morning from 6:30 a.m. to 7: 30 a.m. at the Rochester Athletic Club café for Bible study and discussion.

Celebrate Recovery Step Study for Women

Celebrate Recovery uses the Twelve Steps and its related Scripture as the biblical model for living your life. A Step Study is a personal journey though each of these steps in a confidential gender-specific group lead by a facilitator who has completed the particular study. When you finish the study you will have worked your hurts, habits, and hang-ups through each step. Mondays 6:30 to 8 PM.

Women of the Word Ministries

Women of the Word meets at 5:30 p.m. on the 4th Thursday of the month throughout the school year.  They take a summer break during June, July, and August.  Various topics are discussed.  All ages welcome.


Man Up is a men's ministry group for all ages.  To connect with Man Up contact Pastor Mark ( or Russ Van Duine (

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 971 16th St SE, Rochester, MN  55904   (507) 289-7491

Sunday Worship 9:30 AM