Evangelical Free Church of America

EFCA

Anchor Point is part of the Evangelical Free Church of America (EFCA).

 

Directions

Anchor Point Worship Services are held at 10:00 a.m. at:

Wabasha-Kellogg High School Auditorium

2113 Hiawatha Dr. East

Wabasha, MN  55981

Service Times/Office Hours

Sunday Worship Service:

10:00 a.m.

Wabasha-Kellogg High School Auditorium

2113 Hiawatha Dr East

Wabasha, MN  55981

 

 

Anchor Point Church Ministry Center/Office:

Hours:

By appointment.

611 Broadway Ave., Suite 77  (Broadway Theater Building)

Wabasha, MN  55981

Phone: 651-560-4880

Pastor Tom Schintz 651-565-8210

History

The History of Anchor Point Church

Fall 2002 — Trinity Evangelical Free Church in Plainview, MN starts praying for God to send them out to plant a church.

Spring 2003 — A small group begins meeting in Wabasha for Bible study and prayer.

Summer 2004 — Trinity EFC and Wabasha families meet together and begin praying about starting a new church.

Fall 2006 — Pastor Paul Langmade and family move to Wabasha to help develop a core team and plant the church.

Spring 2007 — Anchor Point Church starts preview services at Maple Grove Apartments with about 40 people.

Fall 2007 — Anchor Point Church celebrates their Grand Opening at the Wabasha-Kellogg High School Auditorium.

2007 to Present — From 2007, when the first baptisms were celebrated at Beach Park, and the first Elder Board was appointed, to the present, Anchor Point Church continues to serve one another and to reach out to the community and beyond through:

  • Small Groups
  • Jail Ministry
  • Celebrate Recovery
  • Annual Pancake Breakfast
  • Child Evangelism Fellowship Camp
  • Children and Student Ministries
  • Operation Christmas Child
  • Christmas Holiday Train Refreshment Stand
  • Local Food Shelf Support
  • Christian Counseling Ministry
  • Summer Church Picnics
  • Winter Church Potlucks
  • Ministry to One Another as Needs Arise

May 2015 — Pastor Doug White assumes the role of interim pastor as the search for a new senior pastor commences.

October 2016 — Pastor Daniel Lacaria is installed as the Senior Pastor.

June 2017– Pastor Daniel Lacaria resigned.

God has been so faithful in building His Church!

 

 

 

Welcome

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Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ our Savior (Tit.1:4). We want to extend a warm invitation for you to consider making Anchor Point your church home.

 

Our Beliefs

Statement of Faith

    The Evangelical Free Church of America is an association of autonomous churches     

united around these theological convictions:

GOD

1. We believe in one God, Creator of all things, holy, infinitely perfect, and eternally existing in a loving unity of three equally divine Persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Having limitless knowledge and sovereign power, God has graciously purposed from eternity to redeem a people for Himself and to make all things new for His own glory.

 

THE BIBLE

2. We believe that God has spoken in the Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, through the words of human authors. As the verbally inspired Word of God, the Bible is without error in the original writings, the complete revelation of His will for salvation, and the ultimate authority by which every realm of human knowledge and endeavor should be judged. Therefore, it is to be believed in all that it teaches, obeyed in all that it requires, and trusted in all that it promises.

 

THE HUMAN CONDITION

3. We believe that God created Adam and Eve in His image, but they sinned when tempted by Satan. In union with Adam, human beings are sinners by nature and by choice, alienated from God, and under His wrath. Only through God’s saving work in Jesus Christ can we be rescued, reconciled and renewed.

 

JESUS CHRIST

4. We believe that Jesus Christ is God incarnate, fully God and fully man, one Person in two natures. Jesus — Israel’s promised Messiah — was conceived through the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He lived a sinless life, was crucified under Pontius Pilate, arose bodily from the dead, ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God the Father as our High Priest and Advocate.

 

THE WORK OF CHRIST

5. We believe that Jesus Christ, as our representative and substitute, shed His blood on the cross as the perfect, all-sufficient sacrifice for our sins. His atoning death and victorious resurrection constitute the only ground for salvation.

 

THE HOLY SPIRIT

6. We believe that the Holy Spirit, in all that He does, glorifies the Lord Jesus Christ. He convicts the world of its guilt. He regenerates sinners, and in Him they are baptized into union with Christ and adopted as heirs in the family of God. He also indwells, illuminates, guides, equips and empowers believers for Christ-like living and service.

 

THE CHURCH

7. We believe that the true church comprises all who have been justified by God’s grace through faith alone in Christ alone. They are united by the Holy Spirit in the body of Christ, of which He is the Head. The true church is manifest in local churches, whose membership should be composed only of believers. The Lord Jesus mandated two ordinances, baptism and the Lord’s Supper, which visibly and tangibly express the gospel. Though they are not the means of salvation, when celebrated by the church in genuine faith, these ordinances confirm and nourish the believer.

 

CHRISTIAN LIVING

8. We believe that God’s justifying grace must not be separated from His sanctifying power and purpose. God commands us to love Him supremely and others sacrificially, and to live out our faith with care for one another, compassion toward the poor and justice for the oppressed. With God’s Word, the Spirit’s power, and fervent prayer in Christ’s name, we are to combat the spiritual forces of evil. In obedience to Christ’s commission, we are to make disciples among all people, always bearing witness to the gospel in word and deed.

 

MARRIAGE

9. We believe marriage is a sacred institution ordained of God for the happiness of mankind and the propagation of the race. It is the spiritual and physical union of one man and one woman; this is the only permitted sexual relationship according to the Scriptural ideal. Accordingly, Anchor Point Church, its’ Pastors, staff, and members, will not recognize any other union as marriage: Anchor Point Church and staff shall not perform or participate in any same-sex marriage unions or ceremonies of any kind; and our facilities shall not be used for such purposes, even though it may be supported by the law of the land (Leviticus 18:22, Mark 10:6-8, Romans 1:24-27, I Corinthians 6:7-11).

 

CHRIST’S RETURN

10. We believe in the personal, bodily and premillennial return of our Lord Jesus Christ. The coming of Christ, at a time known only to God, demands constant expectancy and, as our blessed hope, motivates the believer to godly living, sacrificial service and energetic mission.

 

RESPONSE AND ETERNAL DESTINY

11. We believe that God commands everyone everywhere to believe the gospel by turning to Him in repentance and receiving the Lord Jesus Christ. We believe that God will raise the dead bodily and judge the world, assigning the unbeliever to condemnation and eternal conscious punishment and the believer to eternal blessedness and joy with the Lord in the new heaven and the new earth, to the praise of His glorious grace. Amen.

 

 

Mission & Values

Mission Statement

To glorify God by cultivating a Christ-centered, Bible-based, Spirit-empowered body of believers who lead people to a life changing relationship with Jesus Christ — the Hope that anchors our lives!

 

Values are what define us and distinguish us from others.  At Anchor Point, we value:

Worshiping God – joining together each week for worship.

Teaching the Truth – digging into the Bible so we know and believe its truths.

Loving Relationships – building relationships based on love and honesty.

Praying Together – participating in corporate prayer to God.

Growing Personally – spending time reading the Bible and in prayer.

Serving Others – sharing God’s love by serving one another and the community.

Sharing the Hope – telling others about Jesus’ love for them.

 

 

”This Hope is a strong and trustworthy anchor for our souls.”

Hebrews 6:19

 

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Worship Service

Our worship service is held every Sunday at 10:00 a.m. at the Wabasha-Kellogg High School Auditorium (2113 Hiawatha Dr. East, Wabasha, MN).

What About My Children?

Anchor Point Church provides nursery service for ages birth to three that is staffed by loving volunteers who have been screened.

 Ask for Help

On Sundays, our greeters, ushers, and people at the Welcome Table in the lobby are glad to point you in the right direction and help you get connected.

Visit the Welcome Table or explore this website for information and resources about Anchor Point Church and growing in your relationship with God and others.