The ministry of Andrew Riverside Presbyterian Church has existed in Minneapolis since the 1850s. Our Intentionality Statements reflect our community's values and guide our faith and life as a congregation and with our partners. Drawing from the tradition of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Andrew Riverside offers space and partnership to those who share our vision of bringing good and good news to our corner.
a congregation of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
from a traditional gothic presence to a new store front style
The old building collapsed in 2001 after more than 150 years of service to the congregation and neighborhood. Many kinds of community service initiatives have existed over the years, including a small hospital. That building still exists on 5th Street as an apartment building.
Our current store front space is located on the same historic corner it has occupied for more than 150 years. We are now located at ground level in a student apartment building near the University of Minnesota in The Elysian building.
The entrance to Andrew Riverside faces 8th Ave SE.
These are some things we know about ourselves and we value together…
Our present church home is a flexible asset that invites creativity. Implementing our vision for the congregation, we will explore our faith and life together with our partners, keeping these values in mind:
we are grounded in the biblical themes of Exodus (freedom) and Resurrection (new life)
we are committed to listening to and learning from diverse voices reflected in generations, cultures, socioeconomic differences and various traditions in worship
we are interested in the intersections of church and culture
we prioritize flexibility in responding to the needs of those entering our community and will support and partner with those who champion events and initiatives that promote the good for all
we experiment with innovation in worship which honors the story of our Christian faith and explores new ways of expressing truth
we believe growth comes as we worship together
connecting and collaborating with other faith communities and learning from them is a high priority
creating opportunities to engage people in justice, peace and service for the common good grows from the congregation and its partners
we are listening, learning and engaging young and old who seek community in our space
we invite questions and encourage inquisitive minds and hearts
we welcome those who describe themselves as spiritual but not religious or who believe in God or like Jesus, but do not like organized religion
we continue to develop a solid financial base for mission and ministry within our walls, welcoming those with vision and desire to develop good things in our space
we are committed to growth and ownership by ALL and we are seriously exploring and experimenting with various leadership models as we work together with our partners