We are called "The Gallery" because we believe that all persons are created in the image of God: each a masterwork of the master craftsman. Our coalition gathers to show the world by our work and lives what it is to love and be loved by this creator. We are a kind of living gallery of God's love, on display for the world to see, touch, taste, and join.
MISSION + vISION
Love. Listen. Respond. (repeat)
Jesus was clear: the whole of God's law can be summed up in 2 commandments - love God, love others (even our enemies!). Everything we do at The Gallery springs from these two most important commands. Jesus was clear: "Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God." 1 John 4:7
The first act of love is listening. If we do not listen to God and each other, we do not understand love. Thankfully, we worship a God who still speaks through His word, His creation, His Spirit, and His people. Our mission is to hear the voice of God as we serve.
If our loving and listening do not turn into action, then we have not really heard nor have we truly loved. The Gallery exists to enact God's word through His Spirit and His people.
Our mission cannot be lived out once. We will forever be loving, listening, and responding to God and those made in His image. This mission is our now, our tomorrow, and our forever.
The Gallery longs to be a multi-cultural community of imperfect people finding their identity in Christ. We are committed to prayerfully listening to God, passionately participating in His grace-filled work through creative worship, discipleship, and servanthood.
We live out this calling by loving God, ourselves, each other, and all creation in the manner of Jesus. We call this reconciled life - living God's masterpiece.
Love. Listen. Respond. (repeat)
PASTORS + LEADERS
Noah Hormann | lead pastor
Husband, Father, Pastor, Pietist, Mission Friend. Noah believes that through practicing and proclaiming God's good work, in God's good world, the church has unique resources and opportunities to engage our culture and help people flourish. He and his wife, Ali, have been married since May, 2008. They have three incredible little boys: Soren, Jude and Aksel. You can find Noah playing with his sons, spending time outdoors, drinking coffee, and building guitars.
Amanda Whiting | Ministry DIRECTOR
Coffee enthusiast, gardening optimist, blogger, wife, mother of seven. Amanda is passionate about connecting people with God's call on their life. She leads The Gallery in being hospitable and intentional and has a heart for authentic living.
Paul Nyhuis | care pastor
Paul is a licensed minister who has been doing pastoral care since 2001. His role includes visitation and mentoring. He is also a volunteer pastor at the Dakota County Jail.
Chris Gitzel | Worship Leader
Christopher has a heart for leading people in authentic worship experience. When he’s not playing music at The Gallery or around venues in Minneapolis he can be found with his wife, Brooke, and their daughter IndieMae adventuring, watching Netflix, preparing his motorcycle for a ride, or sitting outside, pipe in hand, drinking freshly roasted coffee and appreciating the beauty of nature.
WHAT WE VALUE
The reconciling work of Jesus informs our very existence. Because God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, we seek to live out that reconciliation with God, ourselves, others, and the the rest of the world.
The reconciling work of Jesus brings God and people together as a reflection of the Father, Son and Spirit. We seek to live in the unity intended by God from the beginning.
The Church exists for the world and not for herself; therefore, we seek to serve those around us in the manner of Christ through word and deed as an expression of God’s love for all humanity. This includes volunteering, (inside and outside the church) mentoring, visiting, praying and listening.
The image of our creator God has been placed within us. Therefore, we seek to give voice to the creativity implanted within us, and we seek to use that creativity for His glory in our daily lives and in our worship gatherings.
The reconciling work of Christ knows no inequality between gender or race; therefore, we seek to be a community of racial and gender reconciliation.
The good news of God’s kingdom impacts every area of a person's life and culture. We reject unfounded categories that divide the world into uniquely sacred or purely secular. God is redeeming all of creation through Jesus.
The Church Worldwide
There's only one Church - made of many communities. So here are some other churches near us we'd love to recommend:
- Bethel Christian Fellowship
- Calvary Evangelical Lutheran Church
- City Life Church
- Cornerstone Crusade Faith Center
- Deeper Life Bible Church
- First Covenant Church
- Frontier Fellowship Cell Church
- Messiah Episcopal Church
- St. Paul Mosaic
- Summit Church
- The Central Mission
- Trinity City Church
- The Compass Covenant Church
- Awaken Covenant Church