Welcome to Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church
Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church sets the foundation for strong communities in Minneapolis. We are dedicated to the advancement of our religion through education, poverty relief, and other beneficial activities to the community.
In addition to our community services, we organize regular meetings and activities so that our members can join together and support our communities from day to day.
We are always happy to meet new people - everyone is welcome!
Who We Are
Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church is a non-profit, religious organization that provides outreach and resources.
To communicate to the people of Minneapolis and the world, the life-changing power of Jesus Christ in a practical and understanding way; to develop them into responsible, productive, successful Christians; and equip them for their ministry in the church and life mission in the world; as they become a part of God's family, in order to magnify His name.
Reposing our faith wholly in the Lord Jesus Christ for our salvation, believing in the teaching and practices of the Baptist and in those great distinctive principles for which they have ever stood, namely:
The preeminence of Christ as our Divine Lord and Master.
The supreme authority of the Bible and its sufficiency as our only rule of faith
- The right of private interpretation and the competency of the individual soul
in direct approach to God.
- The absolute separation of church and state.
- A regenerate church membership.
- The beautiful symbolic ordinance of believer's baptism in obedience to the command of Christ.
- The complete independence of the local church and its interdependence in associated fellowship with the other Baptist churches.
- The solemn obligation of majority rules, guaranteeing equal rights to all and special privileges to none.
- The spiritual unity of all believers, for which the Master so earnestly prayed.
- A worldwide program of missionary fervor and evangelism in obedience to the final command of the Lord Jesus Christ. Further, accepting the general summary of doctrines and duties of the Church Covenant.
What Keeps Us Going
Having been led as we believe, by the Spirit of God, to the receive the Lord Jesus as our Savior, and on profession of our faith, having been baptized in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, we do now in the presence of God, angels, and this assembly, most solemnly and joyfully enter into covenant, with one another, as one body in Christ.
We engage therefore, by the aid of the Holy Spirit, to walk together in Christian love. To strive for the advancement of this church in knowledge, worship, ordinances, discipline and doctrines.
To contribute cheerfully and regularly to the support of the ministry, the expenses of the church, the relief of the poor, and the spread of the Gospel, through all nations.
We also engage to maintain family and secret devotions, to religiously educate our children, to seek the salvation of our kindred and acquaintances.
To walk circumspectly in the world; to be just in our dealings, faithful in our engagements, and exemplary in our deportment; to avoid all tattling, backbiting and excessive anger; to abstain from the sale and use of intoxicating drink as a beverage; to be zealous in our efforts to advance the kingdom of our Savior.
We further engage to watch over one another, in brotherly love; to remember each other in prayer; to aid each other in sickness and distress; to cultivate Christian sympathy in feeling, and courtesy in speech; to be slow to take offense, but always ready for reconciliation, and mindful of the rules of our Savior, to secure it without delay.
As a result of receiving Jesus as your Savior and Lord, you have experienced a new birth, a spiritual birth. You now need to grow into a mature follower of Jesus. To assist in your continuous spiritual growth, Pilgrim Rest offers orientation for new members, Sunday School classes and weekly Bible Study.