Cross of Glory Lutheran Church   ELCA
5929 Brooklyn Boulevard                     Phone: 763-533-8602
Brooklyn Center, MN 55429
Everybody has something to offer...and we're called to share it for the sake of what God is doing among us! Fill out an "Our Hands" form below to learn about ways to help connect your hands (and heads and hearts) with God's work at Cross of Glory and throughout the Brooklyn Center community. 
Thanks to all who took part in God's Work Our Hands Sunday...from the liturgy of worship to the ministry fair, from breaking bread at the potluck to making cards for kids in the community starting the new school year, it was a joy-filled morning!

Teams & Committees

The CEAP Quilters, Prayer Chain, Softball Team, Golf League, Justice for All, Building & Grounds, Worship/Music/Arts/Fellowship, COG Kids Ministry, Women of the ELCA (WELCA).


Worship Team, Choir, Handbell Choir, Communion Assistants, Readers, Greeters, Ushers, Sunday Treats, Tech Team.

Other Ministries 

  • Faith Practices + Neighboring Practices - Funded by a grant through the Minneapolis Area Synod and grounded in scripture, Lutheran theology, and the tools of faith-based community organizing, Cross of Glory embarked on a two-year learning journey in the Fall of 2021 to explore the intersection of faith and neighboring, trusting that "Jesus has taken on flesh and blood and moved into the neighborhood!" (John 1:14, MSG).

  • Wildfire - Cross of Glory is part of Wildfire, a group of 8 ELCA churches in the NW metro area that join together for shared ministry. Learn more about Wildfire here.

  • Community Tutoring - The Cross of Glory community is invited to work with a student for tutoring and homework help from the Brooklyn Center community, including Progeny Academy, a public charter middle school located in Cross of Glory’s building. Learn more about Progeny here.

  • Community Gardening - Brooklyn Center community members are welcome to garden in the community garden plots located in the back of the church building (Admiral St. and Ewing St.)

  • Mutual Aid - As a community of faith, we continue to grieve the killing of Daunte Wright that took place in our neighborhood in April 2021, and we continue to hold his loved ones in prayer. As we lift up prayer with our mouths, we also work to live out these prayers with our hands and our feet, offering mutual aid to the ongoing needs of our neighbors. To that end, Cross of Glory has joined together with CAPI and other Brooklyn Center community members to form the Brooklyn Center Neighborhood Coalition as we continue to work to reimagine a better Brooklyn Center for us all.

Education & Faith Formation 

  • Bible Study - All are welcome to gather for our weekly Bible Study on Tuesday mornings at 9:30 am, on Zoom or in person, where we gather to explore the texts for the upcoming Sunday. 

  • Table Talks - Around a big wooden table in Wittenberg, Germany, Martin Luther, along with friends, strangers, and neighbors, would gather for lively discussions about faith in everyday life. We do the same at “Table Talks,” our Adult Ed gatherings.