Who is Pastor Bill Goodwin?
Pastor Bill and his wife Karla have been at Lighthouse since the summer of 2004. Prior to coming to Lighthouse, they served at Community Church of Joy in Glendale, AZ (1999-2004) and Hosanna! in Lakeville (1993-1999). He also was on staff as Youth Director at Elim Lutheran Church in Robbinsdale, MN, Prince of Peace in Scottsdale, AZ and Christ Community Church in Glendale, AZ. Bill is a product of Young Life, where he surrendered his heart to the Lord at the age of 15 and began serving in ministry in the late 1980's. An Ordained Minister through International Ministerial Fellowship (IMF), Bill loves to travel. He has ministered in various countries in Africa with preaching, training leaders and playing with the children. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for several non-profits. Bill and Karla have two adult children; Kristy, married to Ryan, and son Dean. They enjoy spending time with their grandsons, Harvey and Oscar.
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What are the weekend services like?
Our weekend worship is exciting and dynamic! We begin our service with praise and worship led by Paul and Evelyn Mutebi and our worship team and we often take time to pray and wait on the Holy Spirit. This may lead to testimonies and/or encouraging words for the congregation gathered. We continue worshipping the Lord with our offering and then we dive into the Word of God for a message that will inspire, encourage, and challenge you in your relationship with Christ. We often close with an opportunity for prayer ministry at the front (this is optional - for those who would like personal prayer). Our goal each week is to be sensitive and yield to the Holy Spirit as to what He desires to do in our midst. The Holy Spirit knows how to have church!
What about kids/students?
Currently, due to COVID, we are offering programming for K-5th grade. We are currently not offering Early Childhood/ Nursery and 6-12 Grade Illuminate. Yth, 6th-12th grades meet on Wednesdays from 6-8pm.
Typically on Sundays, we offer Lighthouse Kids for 6 weeks -5th grade. Children are checked-in on iPads in lobby before the service (starting at 9:45), attend the praise and worship portion of the service with their family, children are dismissed before message to go to LH KIDS. Picked up your child at LH KIDS rooms after the service. For students (6th-12th grade) we offer Illuminate, a small group style interactive lesson after the musical praise and worship portion of the service. Donuts are included.
Lighthouse Kids is a safe, caring and fun environment for your child where they will discover who God is in an atmosphere designed just for them. Children take part in interactive learning through music, videos, Bible teaching and much more!
What does your church believe?
Thanks for asking! Our foundation is based firmly upon the Bible as our authority on Christian beliefs and guide to living. As a 'New Testament' church, we are open to the gifts of the Holy Spirit to build up the Body. Read our Statement of Faith
How do I get to the church?
Our address is 3285 144th St W in Rosemount. We are behind (west of) Rosemount Elementary School. From Co Rd 42, go north on Chippendale to 145th St W – stop sign. Turn Right (east). Go to Canada Ave and turn Left (north). We are up one block.
What should I wear?
Whatever you feel comfortable in! People wear everything from “Sunday best” to business casual, to shorts and sandals.
What is your denominational affiliation?
We are a non-denominational Christian Church under the Apostolic covering of International Ministerial Fellowship (IMF). IMF
has their international headquarters in Navarre, MN.
What is a typical Sunday order of service?
Praise Worship (30-40 minutes)
We believe the Lord is worthy to be worshipped. Therefore, we don’t just sing some songs about God, we enter into worship. We worship the Lord with song and dance because He is worthy of all praise! This time is led by Paul and Evelyn Mutebi and Team.
Waiting on the Lord Time
We believe that God desires to speak corporately to His children. So we wait upon the Lord each week in our services, knowing He will reveal His heart through the corporate body. Read What We Believe here
Dismiss the children and students to age appropriate gatherings.
Message (30 minutes)
Find our recent Messages here
Closing Song/Invitation for Prayer Ministry
Our Sunday Service begins at 10am, so arrive a few minutes early. The service runs approximately 90 minutes.
The time goes fast and we hope you can plan to stay until the end. However, feel free to step out early if you need to.
You can pick up a gift bag in the lobby or we are happy to mail one to you.
The bag includes information about Lighthouse and Next Steps to help you get connected… and a few little fun surprises too. Best of all, you will receive a free brown faux-leather PASSION Translation New Testament to help you grow in your relationship with the Lord, just for being our guest.