stay connected

Due to the current health situation, we have suspended all on-site programming

and church events until further notice. 

Click here for the most current information about what we are doing as a church. 

Below you will find information on our usual programming throughout the year.

Jesus said, “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another” -John 13:34-35.

Connect virtually

Virtual Run/Walk Training Program (5k and 10k)

begins Tuesday, April 7 (11 weeks) 

no cost | click here to register

Walkers and runners of ALL ages and abilities are invited to join Team Perseverance for our 7th year of training together - only this year we will begin training together virtually!  While we aren't currently able to meet as a large group, we still have the opportunity to get outside, exercise and build community (through a private Facebook group and the GroupMe app).


Each week will include spiritual and physical training elements to both encourage and challenge you. 

Training programs for 5K walkers and runners, and 10K runners will be provided.


There is no cost to join, but please click here to register.  You will receive a team t-shirt to wear while you train, and we hope to be able to wear them as a group for the Music in Plymouth 5K on June 20 (more details to follow as things develop). 

Upon registration you will be given further details on how to join our online community. 


We hope you'll join us, and we encourage you to invite others to be part of our virtual team!  

If you have any questions, please contact Tina Hoversten.



Virtual VBS Experience | Preschool & Elementary

June 22 & June 24 | Virtual Experience Kit Pick Up


Registration is now open for our free, Virtual VBS Experience! Click here to register.


Due to these uncertain times, we made the difficult decision to not offer our traditional Elementary VBC or Preschool VBS. For the safety of your kids and our leaders, we believe this is the best option. Instead, we are providing a free, Virtual VBS Experience for your children to participate in this summer!


Our Virtual VBS Experience is for both preschool and elementary age kids! As a family you can sign up for your own personalized kit that gives you everything you need to participate in VBS from home. From Bible Story and worship videos to crafts and games, you can choose how simple or elaborate you would like to use the resources that will be provided.


After you register, make sure to click "OK" and you will be sent to our sign up genius page to select a time slot to pick up your kit! Sign up for a 10 minute time slot to go through our special Wayzata Free "drive-thru" to pick up your kit. Andrea and Sara will be there to say "hi" and answer any questions you might have. On the day you selected, pack up the family (we'd love to see your kids) and come on over (just make sure you stay in your vehicle). 

 

If you would prefer to have your kit dropped off at your house instead, please sign up for the slot that says DROP OFF and we will contact you to arrange a time.


If you feel comfortable, we encourage you to invite friends or neighbors to join you!  Whether you decide to do it with a few other families or as a backyard VBS with a small group of neighbors, this Virtual VBS Experience is adaptable for however and whenever you would like to use it!


Questions? Contact Sara Galligan at sara.galligan@wayzatafree.org.


COMMUNITY GROUPS


Small Groups create an environment where people can grow their faith while connecting, supporting and sharing life with others. Small groups range from Bible studies to common interest groups where members connect outside the church (examples: coffee shops or sporting events). No matter where you may be on your faith journey, having close relationships with others is Biblical and beneficial. 


Here are some samples of small groups:

  • Couples

  • Marriage and Family

  • Marriage and Family for empty nesters

  • Men's Groups

  • Singles

  • Women's Groups


If you are interested in any of these community groups click below. Please email Bruce Droogsma or stop by the “Next Step” area following our Sunday worship service if you have questions or need more help finding a group.

SUNDAY COMMUNITY HOUR | 10:30 am

Community Hour classes meet September-May. Questions? Contact George Kenworthy, 763.473.9463 or george.kenworthy@wayzatafree.org

FUSION | 30s & early 40s

RooM 301, lower level





koinonia | 40s, 50s & 60s

Room 307, lower level








navigators | 60s & 70s

Community room a, upper level


20-SOMETHINGS | RECEPTION DESK, OUTSIDE COFFEE CORNER

If you are single or a couple we would love for you to hang with us. We meet at the reception desk outside The Coffee Corner. Come stop by for some treats.





sunday community hour, cont.

Ambassadors | 70+ 

Community Room B, upper level

A community of thriving adults in their golden years who gather each week for hymns, prayer and a verse-by-verse study of the Bible. This fall we will be continuing our study in the book of Acts.

community hour class | all ages, FEllowship hall


chinese bible study | all ages

RooM 303, lower level

All are welcome in this class for all ages and stages with a focus on sharing the Gospel with Chinese International college students. Our current study is on the book of John.


WEDNESDAY COMMUNITY NIGHT


There is something for everyone on Wednesday nights at Wayzata Free!


Join us at 5:30 pm for dinner. No registration required, free will offering at the door. Gluten-free option available. Check here or Wayzata Free app for the weekly menu.


6:30-7:30 pm | Children and Youth Programming (birth-8th grade) and adult classes and community groups. Register below.



CHILDREN & YOUTH


+ Infants-3 year olds | nursery | click here to register

Play, music and fun! Loving volunteers will care for children and invest in them each week.


+ 4 year olds-Kindergarten | preschool wing (100 rooms | lower level) 

click here to register

Bible stories. During this class, children will hear Bible stories and learn that 1. God loves me, 2. God helps me and 3. God wants to be my friend forever.


+ 1st and 2nd Grade | room 301 (lower level) | Very Awesome Promises

click here to register

During this class, children will learn about the wonder of God and His very awesome promises.


+ 2nd Grade | room 204 (lower level) | Legacy Bible Class  

click here to register

Children will learn the history of the Bible and why God’s word is so important in their daily lives. A student Bible will be given to each child on the first night of class with instructions for the Legacy Bible Ceremony at the end of the semester.


+ 3rd Grade | room 202 (lower level) | Mission Minded Kids 

click here to register

In this class, children will learn about missionaries, countries and cultures around the world. Through engaging lessons, hands-on activities and, opportunities to serve others, students will understand how missions should be a part of their everyday lives.


+ 4th & 5th Grade | room 203 (lower level) | Who is God and How Do We Follow Him? | click here to register

During this class, students will explore the questions of who God is, how He has called us to live and follow Him and why we worship Him. Some Bible verse memorization is encouraged.



ADULT GROUPS


+ Marriage Small Group | click here to register

This multi-generational small group is for seven couples who pre-register and commit to attending at least 75% of the sessions from September 18-April 29. Some topics that will be covered include: Love & Respect series, Keep Your Love On series, prayer, personal finance, romance and parenting. Registration required.


+ Men's Small Group | open

This multi-generational small group is open to all men looking to study the Bible together. Contact bruce.droogsma@wayzatafree.org.


+ IF Table | open

Join women around the table whenever it works in your schedule. Each week’s topic will be different. We will discuss questions about following God and living intentionally. Contact if@wayzatafree.org


+ Adult Community Group | open | click here to register

This multi-generational class will cover a range of topics including Biblical teaching (apologetics, spiritual disciplines), Biblical finance and marriage. The instructors will include Kevin Meyer, George Kenworthy, Irv & Nancy Tang, Andrea Hebeisen and Brent Henkelman. Contact Bruce at bruce.droogsma@wayzatafree.org with questions. 


> open elective class

"Rooted" is a catalyst for life change. It engages in the various individual rhythms that help you "tune in" to God daily. No matter where you stand in your relationship with Jesus, or if you are just curious about Jesus, there is room for you in "Rooted" and room to move forward. Led by Bruce Droogsma and George Kenworthy.