to Prior Lake Baptist Church, we’re glad you’re here.
We are here because of the good news of Jesus Christ.
We are a church family of regular people who are committed to following Jesus with increasing devotion and committed to helping each other grow in our walk with Him. In everything we do, we aim to glorify God by making disciples of Jesus Christ.
If you are searching for a home church or just beginning to consider the claims of Christ, we invite you to join us for a service!
Who We Are
Glorifying God by Making Disciples
“The Word of God by the power of the Spirit drives us to Jesus Christ” —John 13-17
Our Core Values
The purpose and mission of Prior Lake Baptist Church is to glorify God by making disciples of Jesus Christ (John 13-17). Everything we do as a church falls under this mandate received from the risen Son of God to the church.
Discipleship means to follow Jesus ourselves and then to help others follow Him by declaring the Word, by depending on the Spirit, and by conforming to Christ. With this in mind, we are intentional to worship together, study the Bible together, build community together, and go out to make more disciples together.
Declare the Word
We stand firm on the sufficiency of God’s Word and on the power of the gospel to transform lives. Therefore, we are committed to expository preaching, Word-based discipleship, and relational evangelism. The good news of Jesus is found in the Bible, so the Bible is central in all of life. It is essential that we teach one another comprehensive obedience to Jesus, both through instruction and through modeling.
Depend on the Spirit
No matter our good intentions or desires, there is no power in ourselves to be conformed to Christ or to change the hearts of others to do the same. The Spirit did the work of opening our eyes to Jesus as the only way to salvation, and the Spirit is the one who continues the work of transforming us into the image of Jesus day by day. Through prayerful submission and purposeful dependence on the Holy Spirit, we find truth-based empowerment to live for the glory of God.
Conform to Christ
As Christians, we have a personal relationship with the living God, the Creator of the universe. Our purpose in life is to be conformed into the image of Christ and to live for Him every single day. Therefore, our priority is growing in that relationship with Jesus. This happens as we hear from Him in the Scriptures, as we speak to Him in prayer, and as we flesh out the “one another” passages of Scripture in Him together. By doing so, we increasingly find that growing to love Jesus supremely yields ultimate joy found in Christ alone.
Come Visit Us
5690 Credit River Rd. SE
Prior Lake, MN 55372
What to Expect
In everything we do, we aim to glorify God by making disciples of Jesus Christ through the proclamation and application of the Word of God. Read more to learn what to expect when you come. Visit our Welcome Desk for more information and further assistance on Sunday mornings.
Each of our church staff, pastors, and deacons work alongside the church body and provide spiritual leadership, teaching, and equipping to the congregation. They appreciate and depend on one another’s gifting in the pursuit of our mission to glorify God by making disciples of Jesus Christ.
What We Believe
These basic doctrines within our Statement of Faith represent what we believe to be core elements of biblical teaching. Please contact us if you'd like more information about our beliefs and theological distinctives.